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Computation and the Humanities

Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities

Authors: Nyhan, Julianne, Flinn, Andrew

  • Presents a number of oral interviews and the key themes that emerge on the history of computing in Humanities and Cultural Heritage
  • Provides an analysis of some of the social, intellectual and creative processes that have helped shape the research into computing in the humanities
  • The book is accompanied by a website with additional and supplementary material such as archival photographs and sound recordings of oral history interviews
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This book addresses the application of computing to cultural heritage and the discipline of Digital Humanities that formed around it. Digital Humanities research is transforming how the Human record can be transmitted, shaped, understood, questioned and imagined and it has been ongoing for more than 70 years. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. The authors make a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing a number of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape this research from the 1950s until the present day.

By taking an oral history approach, this book explores questions like, among others, researchers’ earliest memories of encountering computers and the factors that subsequently prompted them to use the computer in Humanities research.

Computation and the Humanities will be an essential read for cultural and computing historians, digital humanists and those interested in developments like the digitisation of cultural heritage and artefacts.

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Nyhan, Julianne (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Why Oral History?

    Nyhan, Julianne (et al.)

    Pages 21-36

  • Individuation Is There in All the Different Strata: John Burrows, Hugh Craig and Willard McCarty

    Nyhan, Julianne (et al.)

    Pages 37-54

  • The University Was Still Taking Account of universitas scientiarum: Wilhelm Ott and Julianne Nyhan

    Nyhan, Julianne (et al.)

    Pages 55-73

  • hic Rhodus, hic salta: Tito Orlandi and Julianne Nyhan

    Nyhan, Julianne (et al.)

    Pages 75-86

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20170-2
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20169-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Computation and the Humanities
Book Subtitle
Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Cultural Computing
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20170-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20170-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20169-6
Series ISSN
2195-9056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 285
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