Digital Humanities Summer Institute

The Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), was hosted by the University of Victoria campus in Saanich and Oak Bay within Greater Victoria, British Columbia. The Digital Humanities Summer Institute provides an ideal environment for discussing and learning about new computing technologies and how they are influencing teaching, research, dissemination, creation, and preservation in different disciplines, via a community-based approach. … Read more

Debates in Digital Humanities

Sacramento Public Library Director Shares Thoughts on Branding

What does the phrase Digital Humanities mean to you? A Google search of the term will reveal many different definitions and explanations. At its root, Digital Humanities can be thought of as the intersection of the humanities and digital technology. Sounds like a good thing, right? Well, not everyone thinks so. In a move that … Read more

Imperial Chinese Studies and Trends in the Digital Humanities

The field of Digital Humanities spans the reach of every society, their recorded works and history, and beyond. For scholars of imperial Chinese, the difference in the way language documents are processed can make comparison and cross-study difficult. In his article Imperial Chinese Studies and Trends in the Digital Humanities, Paul Vierthaler discusses new developments … Read more

Textual Reuse in the Eighteenth Century

Published on June 9, 2016 By Douglas Ernest Duhaime Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2016, Volume 10 Number 1 University of Notre Dame Being a writer today means creating original content and properly citing sources for borrowed content. But before the middle of the 18th century, authors often committed what most today would consider plagiarism – and … Read more

The Genesis of Digital Humanities and What’s Next.

Published on 5/24/2016 By Gregory Mone Communications of the ACM, Vol. 59 No. 6, Pages 20-21 What’s Next for Digital Humanities? See the story of Father Roberto Busa, an Italian Jesuit priest who conceived the project to index the works of St. Thomas Aquinas word by word. There were an estimated 10 million words, so … Read more

Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues:

a “Comprehensive” and “Informative” Resource

Posted on May 20, 2016

Searching for “very useful” information on global health and medicine issues in the modern world?  Worldmark Global Health and Medicine Issues, 1st Edition addresses health and medicine topics relevant to everyone’s lives across the globe. Organized alphabetically, the encyclopedia gives readers easy access to authoritative information on various topics.

This article was published in Booklist‘s May 15, 2016 issue; by Barbara Bibel. Read what she had to say!

CONTENT With the speed of modern travel and the global connections of commerce and industry, health issues quickly become international. This new encyclopedia does an excellent job of placing health and medical problems within social, political, and economic contexts. Using primary source documents, photographs, charts, and graphs to supplement the text, the book provides a brief but comprehensive overview of 90
topics affecting world health.

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Digital Humanities as ‘Corporatist Restructuring’

May 11, 2016 See this very interesting and controversial article by Carl Straumsheim that argues digital humanities scholars are — intentionally or not — leading a “neoliberal takeover” of colleges and universities. This article was published May 6, 2016. Many humanities scholars have praised the digital humanities as one of the more promising developments for their disciplines. … Read more

In the digital age, the humanities can afford to go on the offensive

Posted on May 4, 2016 Author: Vincent F. Hendricks Professor of Formal Philosophy at University of Copenhagen Vincent F. Hendricks writes in The Conversation on the “pervasive narrative about the decline of the humanities”. Vincent speaks about those who believe in the value of the humanities and what they often lend on to support the … Read more

The Digital in the Humanities: A Special Interview Series

Published on April 26, 2016

LARBA piece by LARB Magazine. Check out Melissa Dinsman’s interview with Laura Mandell, full professor of English and the director of the Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture at Texas A&M,

 

 

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