[Humanist] 28.822 "digital humanities": first occurrence

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Mon Mar 16 06:38:02 CET 2015


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 822.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:54:42 +1000
        From: Desmond Schmidt <desmond.allan.schmidt at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  28.818 "digital humanities": first occurrence
        In-Reply-To: <20150315072208.E8092C27 at digitalhumanities.org>


Hi Charles,

Fitzpatrick offers only anecdotal evidence that John Unsworth coined the
term some time before 2004 (the first publication date of the Companion).
The earliest actual reference to the term I can find is the "Center for
Digital Humanities" at UCLA whose first website appears on the Wayback
machine on 2nd March 2001:
http://web.archive.org/web/20010420005645/http://www.cdh.ucla.edu/index2.html

Desmond Schmidt
eResearch University of Queensland

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 5:22 PM, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 818.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
>                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
>
>
>
>         Date: Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:31:02 -0400
>         From: Kristen Mapes <kmapes at msu.edu>
>         Subject: Re:  28.814 "digital humanities": first occurrence?
>         In-Reply-To: <20150314071936.6CE34BD6 at digitalhumanities.org>
>
>
> Kathleen Fitzpatrick discussed the origin of the term (referencing
> Kirschenbaum's previous history of it) in *Debates in the Digital
> Humanities* "The Humanities, Done Digitally
>  http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/30 " and traces it to the
> discussions that gave *The Companion to Digital Humanities *its title.
> Susan Hockey's "The History of Humanities Computing
> <
> http://digitalhumanities.org:3030/companion/view?docId=blackwell/9781405103213/9781405103213.xml&chunk.id=ss1-2-1&toc.depth=1&toc.id=ss1-2-1&brand=9781405103213_brand
> >"
> in that volume may also shed light on the question.
>
> -Kristen Mapes
>
> Kristen Mapes
> Digital Humanities Specialist, College of Arts & Letters
> Michigan State University
> 479 West Circle Drive, Linton Hall 304
> East Lansing MI 48824
> 517.884.1712
> kmapes at msu.edu
>
> On Sat, Mar 14, 2015 at 3:19 AM, Humanist Discussion Group <
> willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:
>
> >                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 814.
> >             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
> >                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
> >                 Submit to: humanist at lists.digitalhumanities.org
> >
> >
> >
> >         Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:02:31 -0700
> >         From: Charles FAULHABER <cbf at berkeley.edu>
> >         Subject: "Digital Humanities"
> >
> >
> > For a paper, “From Humanities Computing to Digital Humanities,” I would
> be
> > grateful if someone could point me toward the first attestation of the
> > phrase “digital humanities.”
> >
> > Many thanks,
> >
> > Charles Faulhaber
> >
> > U. of California, Berkeley






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