[Humanist] 30.181 pubs: Coding for Humanists book series

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 30, No. 181.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2016 05:02:33 -0500
        From: Laura Mandell <laura.mandell at gmail.com>
        Subject: Announcing new book series


The Institute for Digital Humanities, Media and Culture (IDHMC) at Texas
A&M University (http://idhmc.tamu.edu) is pleased to announce “Coding for
Humanists,” a new book series from Texas A&M Press that addresses the
practical skill-development needs of scholars in the humanities. The series
is edited by Quinn Drombrowski and Laura Mandell.

The hands-on training offered at an institute or workshop such as DHSI,
DHOxSS, and HILT equips scholars to pursue new directions in their research
and/or pedagogy. These workshops stand apart from generic technical
training sessions through their focus on the specific needs, interests and
goals of humanists. The pedagogical approach respects students’
intelligence and expertise without assuming a pre-existing knowledge of
other programming languages or technologies.

The “Coding for Humanists” book series follows in the spirit of these
workshops (http://coding.forhumanists.org). Each volume focuses on a
particular tool, technology, methodology, or programming language, using
humanities examples. Without assuming any prerequisite technical knowledge,
“Coding for Humanists” books guide scholars through the jargon, concepts,
and processes fundamental to the technology under consideration, leaving
them ready to use the technology independently, or deepen their knowledge
through resources written for a general audience. For scholars who are
unable to attend an in-person workshop, or who wish to develop new
technical skills as time permits, the “Coding for Humanists” series fills
an unmet need for clearly-written, accessible training materials developed
specifically for a humanistic audience.

The first volume, _Drupal for Humanists_ by Quinn Dombrowski (
http://drupal.forhumanists.org/), will be published this fall. Co-editor of
the series, Quinn Dombrowski is the Digital Humanities Coordinator in
Research IT at UC Berkeley, and has developed numerous digital humanities
sites using Drupal, including the DiRT Directory and DHCommons. She has
taught “Drupal for Digital Humanities Projects” at DHSI since 2014, and
_Drupal for Humanists_ expands upon the materials that have been used
successfully in that course.

Upcoming volumes in the “Coding for Humanists” series include _XQuery for
Humanists_, by Clifford B. Anderson, Jonathan Robie, and Joseph C.
Wicentowski; _XSLT for Humanists: Building Digital Editions_, by co-editor
of the book series, Laura Mandell; and _Databases for Humanists_, by Harvey
Quamen. The series is accepting proposals for additional volumes; please
see submission guidelines here:
http://coding.forhumanists.org/submission-guidelines.

-- 
Laura Mandell
Director, Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
Professor, English
Texas A&M University
p: 979-845-8345
e: idhmc at tamu.edu
@mandellc
http://idhmc.tamu.edu





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