Advancing digital humanities : research, methods, theories /

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Imprint:Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Description:xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm
Subject:Digital humanities
Humanities -- Methodology.
Humanities -- Research.
Digital media.
Digital communications.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Humanities.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
Digital communications.
Digital media.
Humanities -- Data processing.
Humanities -- Methodology.
Humanities -- Research.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Humanities.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Arthur, Paul Longley, editor.
Bode, Katherine, editor.
ISBN:9781137336996 (hardback)
1137336994 (hardback)
9781137337009 (paperback)
1137337001 (paperback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Advancing Digital Humanities moves beyond definition of this dynamic and fast growing field to show how its arguments, analyses, findings and theories are pioneering new directions in the humanities globally. Sections cover digital methods, critical curation and research futures, with theoretical and practical chapters framed around key areas of activity including modelling collections, data-driven analysis, and thinking through building. These are linked through the concept of 'ambitious generosity,' a way of working to pursue large-scale research questions while supporting and enabling other research areas and approaches, both within and beyond the academy"--
Table of Contents:
  • List of Figures
  • 6. Biographical Dictionaries in the Digital Era
  • Part II. Media Methods
  • 7. Digital Methods in New Cinema History
  • 8. A 'Big Data' Approach to Mapping the Australian Twittersphere
  • 9. iResearch: What Do Smart Phones Tell Us about the Digital Human?
  • 10. Screenshots as Virtual Photography: Cybernetics, Remediation, and Affect
  • Part III. Critical Curation
  • 11. Rethinking CollectionS
  • 12. Methods and Canons
  • 13. Reading the Text, Walking the Terrain, Following the Map
  • List of Tables
  • 14. Doing the Sheep Good: Facilitating Engagement in Digital Humanities and Creative Arts Research
  • 15. Materialities of Software
  • Part IV. Research Futures
  • 16. Digital Humanities: Is Bigger Better?
  • 17. Digital Humanities, or Digitally Based Humanities Research
  • 18. The Big Bang of Online Reading
  • 19. Getting There from Here: Remembering the Future of Digital Humanities
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1. Collecting Ourselves
  • Part I. Transforming Disciplines
  • 2. Exercises in Battology
  • 3. Stylometry of Dickens's Language: An Experiment with Random Forests
  • 4. Patterns and Trends in Harlequin Category Romance
  • 5. The Printers' Web