[Humanist] 26.160 new publication: controversies in the digital humanities

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Sat Jul 14 01:44:13 CEST 2012

                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 26, No. 160.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2012 09:31:08 +1000
        From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk>
        Subject: Historical Social Research / Historisch Sozialforschung 37.3

Historical Social Research / Historisch Sozialforschung 37.3
Special Issue: Controversies around the Digital Humanities, ed. Manfred 

This special issue presents the proceedings of a workshop that took 
place at Wahn Manor House, Cologne, on April 23rd-24th 2012, celebrating 
the fiftieth anniversary of the first conference on the use of computer 
technology in the Humanities. This anniversary finds the Digital 
Humanities alive and well established. Sufficiently well established, 
that the workshop has been specifically organized to avoid an 
unrealistically harmonious picture and focus instead on some of the 
questions, where serious differences of opinion exist within the 
community. As the Digital Humanities have recently been embedded 
frequently into the general development of digital resources in the 
world of digital libraries, this broad definition of the field is used. 
Pairs of speakers known to support different points of view have 
discussed the following questions: (a) Should he Digital Humanities be 
understood more as a methodology or more as an infrastructure? (b) Are 
really all the different national traditions of the field converging in 
today’s mainstream Digital Humanities view? (c) Is there an overall 
methodology of the Digital Humanities, beyond solutions for individual 
disciplines? (d) What is the role of markup? (e) How should 
infrastructures for the Digital Humanities be constructed? (f) What is 
the relative importance of conceptual v. technical arguments in 
constructing Digital Humanities solutions? (g) What is the relationship 
in well defined fields, as e.g. Digital Libraries, between abstract 
considerations and Computer Science?

Mit Beiträgen von Manfred Thaller, Willard McCarty, Susan Schreibman, 
Domenico Fiormonte, Jan Christoph Meister, Jeremy Huggett, Espen S. Ore, 
Desmond Schmidt, Sheila Anderson & Tobias Blanke, Joris van Zundert, 
Helen R. Tibbo, Henry M. Gladney und Hans-Christoph Hobohm.

Willard McCarty, FRAI / Professor of Humanities Computing & Director of
the Doctoral Programme, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
London; Professor, School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics,
University of Western Sydney; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.isr-journal.org); Editor, Humanist
(www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist/); www.mccarty.org.uk/

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