Digital HumanitiesKnowledge and Critique in a Digital Age
Digital Humanities
Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age
As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers continue to change the way we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities.

In a world of Big Data, Google Books, digital archives, real-time streaming systems and smart phones, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The digital humanities give us powerful tools and methods for thinking about culture and history in the contemporary world, through the use of sophisticated computing techniques and methods. Berry and Fagerjord provide a comprehensive guide, exploring the history, intellectual work, key arguments and ideas of this emerging discipline. They also undertake a substantive critique, suggesting ways in which the humanities can be enriched through computing, but also how cultural critique can transform the digital humanities.

Digital Humanities will be an essential book for students and researchers in this new and exciting field.
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  • June 2017
  • 248 pages
  • 229 x 152 mm / 9 x 6 in
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Genealogies of the Digital Humanities

3. Computational Thinking

4. Knowledge Representation and Archives

5. Research Infrastructures

6. Digital Methods and Tools

7. Digital Scholarship and Interface Criticism

8. Towards a Critical Digital Humanities



About the Author
David M. Berry is Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Sussex.
Anders Fagerjord is Associate Professor of Media and Communication at the University of Oslo.
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"This book covers excellent ground. It draws together and analyses developments and critical moments in the growth of Digital Humanities in ways that clearly show their importance and impact."
Kathryn Eccles, University of Oxford

"This is a compelling and exciting analysis of the ways in which the encounter between the humanities and computers is reshaping and remediating our shared cultural and intellectual world. David Berry and Anders Fagerjord present an inspiring manifesto for a pluralistic and critical digital humanities and provide an essential roadmap for anyone seeking to understand our emerging digital cultures."
Andrew Prescott, University of Glasgow
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