Digital Humanities in Practice

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Digital humanities is a vibrant and increasingly important global field, drawing together a broad spectrum of disciplines. Offering a cutting-edge and comprehensive introduction to the field, this book uses expert guidance from leading academics and exciting international case studies to explore the possibilities and challenges that occur when culture and digital technologies intersect. Key topics covered include:

  • Social media and crowd sourcing
  • 3D scanning and museums
  • User studies
  • Open access (OS) and online teaching of digital humanities 
  • Books, texts and digital editing

This is an essential, practical guide for librarians, academics, researchers, and others involved in the digital humanities.

Introduction - Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan1. Studying users in digital humanities - Claire Warwick2. Social media for digital humanities and community engagement - Claire Ross3. Digitization and digital resources in the humanities - Melissa Terras4. Image processing in the digital humanities - Melissa Terras5. 3D recording and museums - Stuart Robson, Sally MacDonald, Graeme Were and Mona Hess6. Text encoding and scholarly digital editions - Julianne Nyhan7. Historical bibliography in the digital world - Anne Welsh8. Open access and online teaching materials for digital humanities - Simon Mahony, Ulrich Tiedau and Irish Sirmons9. Institutional models for digital humanities - Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick

Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras and Julianne Nyhan are all members of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London.

Melissa Terras

Melissa Terras is the Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at the University of Edinburgh‘s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. With a background in Classical Art History, English Literature, and Computing Science, her doctorate (Engineering, University of Oxford) examined how to use advanced information engineering technologies to interpret and read Roman texts. Publications include Image to Interpretation: Intelligent Systems to Aid Historians in the Reading of the Vindolanda Texts (2006, Oxford University Press) and Digital Images for the Information Professional (2008, Ashgate) and she has co-edited various volumes such as Digital Humanities in Practice (Facet 2012) and Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Ashgate 2013). She is currently serving on the Board of Curators of the University of Oxford Libraries, and the Board of the National Library of Scotland, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and Fellow of the British Computer Society. Her research focuses on the use of computational techniques to enable research in the arts and humanities that would otherwise be impossible. You can generally find her on twitter at @melissaterras.

Julianne Nyhan

Julianne Nyhan is a member of the UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, University College London.

"A valuable resource not only for students and researchers in digital humanities, but for a variety of other fields of study especially information management and digital libraries."
--Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

"High value for scholars interested in digital humanities and for academic support staff who are planning projects and programs. Recommended."