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Resources for students studying Public History including: oral history, historical memory, museum studies, historic preservation, living history, digital humanities, documentary editing, and more.
The titles below are available as free electronic books, including Debates in the Digital Humanities and Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Both books also available as print versions.
This collection marks a turning point in the field of digital humanities; for the first time, a wide range of theorists and practitioners, those who have been active in the field for decades, and those recently involved, disciplinary experts, computer scientists, and library and information studies specialists, have been brought together to consider digital humanities as a discipline in its own right, as well as to reflect on how it relates to areas of traditional humanities scholarship.
Welcome to the open-access edition of Debates in the Digital Humanities, which brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions. First published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2012 as a printed book, Debates in the Digital Humanities is expanding into a hybrid print/digital publication stream that will explore new debates as they emerge.
This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians - teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts - who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they already have started in this important new medium.
Peter Lunenfield/ Anne Burdick/ Johanna Drucker/ Todd Presner/ Jeffrey Schnapp Digital Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question, "What is digital humanities?," it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry - including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation - to show their relevance for contemporary culture.
Author: Brett D. Hirsch (ed.). The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors’ experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field’s cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions.
Author: Julie Thompson Klein Digital technologies and new media are changing the nature of research, teaching, and learning in humanities. Interdisciplining Digital Humanities sorts through definitions and patterns of practice over roughly 65 years of work, providing an overview for specialists and the general audience alike. It depicts both the ways this new field is being situated within individual domains and dynamic crossfertilizations that are fostering new relationships across academic boundaries. It also accounts for digital reinvigorations of “public humanities” in cultural heritage institutions of museums, archives, libraries, and community forums.