[Humanist] 24.43 new publication: Online Humanities Scholarship

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri May 21 08:25:43 CEST 2010

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 43.
         Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Thu, 20 May 2010 15:25:33 +0100
        From: Emily Cullen <e.cullen at RIA.IE>
        Subject: Landmark New Publication for Digital Humanities features article by DHO Director

Landmark New Publication for Digital Humanities features article
by DHO Director

DHO Director, Dr. Susan Schreibman, recently co-authored an article with Dr. Jennifer Edmond, Executive Director the Long Room Hub at Trinity College, Dublin, for a publication of considerable significance to digital humanities scholarship and practice. Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come is edited by Jerome McGann and published by Rice University Press. The book contains the twenty-seven papers presented at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded international conference "Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come," held at the University of Virginia on March 26-28, 2010. The conference brought together some of the world's most gifted and influential people in the digital humanities world to rigorously explore the critical issues confronting present-day humanities scholarship. The collection includes Schreibman’s and Edmond’s co-authored article entitled, ‘European Elephants in the Room (are they the ones with the bigger or smaller ears?)’, which can be read online at http://rup.rice.edu/cnx_content/shape/m34307.html. In the words of the University of Glasgow's Andrew Prescott, "Containing contributions by many leading authorities in digital scholarship, this book is essential reading for everyone concerned with the future of the humanities."

The questions raised in this volume, the answers proposed, and the projects described all point to an ever-nearing, exciting future in which scholarship is improved, enhanced, broadened and made more powerful by the intelligent development, use and deployment of these new tools and media. The book itself, available only five weeks after the conference both as a free online publication and as a 554-page, print-on-demand volume for purchase, is itself a demonstration of the ever-more-powerful functionalities coming out of the online scholarship world.

Emily Cullen, Ph.D.,
Programme Co-ordinator
Digital Humanities Observatory
28-32 Upper Pembroke Street
Dublin 2

E-mail: e.cullen at ria.ie<mailto:e.cullen at ria.ie>

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