Title Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019
Author Matthew K. Gold, Lauren F. Klein
ISBN 9781517906931
List price GBP 28.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 560
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher University of Minnesota Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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“Ten years ago I asked what digital humanities was and what it was doing in English departments. This volume reveals the limits of that question—disciplinarily, methodologically, politically, and imaginatively. The Debates in the Digital Humanities series continues to define the field in the most expansive and provocative ways possible.”

Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland


“This latest installment in the Debates in the Digital Humanities series continues the important work of prising open computational black boxes and of connecting code to culture. The essays collected here are sharp, smart, and political as they tackle crucial issues of race, gender, sexuality, affect, ethics, and more. They also point the way toward a more vibrant and inclusive Digital Humanities.”

Tara McPherson, author of Feminist in a Software Lab: Difference + Design


The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether

Contending with recent developments like the shocking 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the radical transformation of the social web, and passionate debates about the future of data in higher education, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 brings together a broad array of important, thought-provoking perspectives on the field’s many sides. With a wide range of subjects including gender-based assumptions made by algorithms, the place of the digital humanities within art history, data-based methods for exhuming forgotten histories, video games, three-dimensional printing, and decolonial work, this book assembles a who’s who of the field in more than thirty impactful essays.


Introduction: A DH That Matters (Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein)


Part I. Possibilities and Constraints

Chapter 1. Gender and Cultural Analytics: Finding or Making Stereotypes? (Laura Mandell)

Chapter 2. Toward a Critical Black Digital Humanities (Safiya Umoja Noble)

Chapter 3. Can Video Games Be Humanities Scholarship? (James Coltrain and Stephen Ramsay)

Chapter 4. “They Also Serve”: What DH Might Learn about Controversy and Service from Disciplinary Analogies (Claire Warwick)

Chapter 5. No Signal without Symbol: Decoding the Digital Humanities (David M. Berry, M. Beatrice Fazi,
Ben Roberts, and Alban Webb)


Blog Posts and Short Essays

Chapter 6. Digital Humanities and the Great Projects: Why We Should Operationalize Everything—and Study Those Who Are Doing So Now (R. C. Alvarado)

Chapter 7. Data First: Remodeling the Digital Humanities Center (Neil fraistat)

Chapter 8. The DH Bubble: Startup Logic, Sustainability, and Performativity (David S. Roh)

Chapter 9. The Scandal of Digital Humanities (Brain Greenspan)

Chapter 10. Digital Humanities as a Semi-Normal Thing (Ted Underwood)


Part II: Theories and Approaches

Chapter 11. Sample ? Signal ? Strobe: Haunting, Social Media, and Black Digitality (Marisa Parham)

Chapter 12. Unremembering the Forgotten (Tim Sherratt)

Chapter 13. Reading for Enactment: A Performative Approach to Digital Scholarship and Data Visualization (Kyle Parry)

Chapter 14. The Care of Enchanted Things (Kari Kraus)


Blog Posts and Short Essays

Chapter 15. Zonas de Contacto: A Digital Humanities Ecology of Knowledges (Élika Ortega)

Chapter 16. The Digital Humanities and “Critical Theory”: An Institutional Cautionary Tale (John Hunter)

Chapter 17. The Elusive Digital/Critical Synthesis (Seth Long and James Baker)

Chapter 18. The Archive after Theory (Megan Ward with Adrian S. Wisnicki)


Part III: Methods and Practices

Chapter 19. Teaching Quantitative Methods: What Makes It Hard (in Literary Studies) (Andrew Goldstone)

Chapter 20. Videographic Criticism as a Digital Humanities Method (Jason Mittell)

Chapter 21. Spaces of Meaning: Conceptual History, Vector Semantics, and Close Reading (Michael Gavin, Collin Jennings, Lauren Kersey, and Brad Pasanek)

Chapter 22. Paid to Do but Not to Think: Revaluating the Role of Graduate Student Collaborators (Rachel Mann)


Blog Posts and Short Essays

Chapter 23. Against Cleaning (Katie Rawson and Trevor Muñoz)

Chapter 24. New Data? The Role of Statistics in DH (Taylor Arnold and Lauren Tilton)

Chapter 25. Making Time: Workflow and Learning Outcomes in DH Assignments (David “Jack” Norton)

Chapter 26. Not Just Guns but Bullets, Too: “Deconstructive” and “Constructive” Making within the Digital Humanities (Matt Ratto)


Part IV: Disciplines and Institutions

Chapter 27. A Conversation on Digital Art History (Johanna Drucker and Claire Bishop)

Chapter 28. Volumetric Cinema (Kelvin L. Ferguson)

Chapter 29. Joyce and the Graveyard of Digital Empires (Elyse Graham)

Chapter 30. Educational Technology and the Humanities: A History of Control (Curtis Fletcher)


Blog Posts and Short Essays

Chapter 31. A Braided Narative for Digital History (Lincoln Mullen)

Chapter 32. Are Para-Academic Career Paths about People or Places? Reflections on Infrastructure as the European Alt-ac (Jennifer Edmond)

Chapter 33. The Making of the Digital Working Class: Social History, Digital Humanities, and Its Sources (Andrew Gomez)

Chapter 34. Mixed Methodological Digital Humanities (Moacir P. de Sá Pereira)

Chapter 35. From Humanities to Scholarship: Librarians, Labor, and the Digital (Bobby L. Smiley)

Part V: Forum-Ethics, Theories, and Practices of Care

Chapter 36. Forum Introduction (Lauren F. Klein and Mathew K. Gold)

Chapter 37. Capacity through Care (Bethany Nowviskie)

Chapter 38. Material Care (Steven J. Jackson)

Chapter 39. Caring Archives of Subalternity? (Radhika Gajjala)

Chapter 40. A Pedagogical Search for Home and Care (Marta Effinger-Crichlow)

Chapter 41. DH Adjuncts: Social Justice and Care (Kathi Inman Berens)

Chapter 42. Self-Care Is Crunk The Crunk Feminist Collective

Chapter 43. The Black Box and Speculative Care (Mark Sample)

Chapter 44. A Care Worthy of Its Time (Jussi Parikka)



About the Editors:

Matthew K. Gold is associate professor of English and digital humanities at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he serves as advisor to the provost for Digital Initiatives and director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab.

Lauren F. Klein is associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she directs the Digital Humanities Lab.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for people interested in education, law, film and media, philosophy, geography and cultural studies.


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