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Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019

2019

Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 collects a broad array of important, thought-provoking perspectives on the field’s many sides. With a wide range of subjects including gender-based assumptions made by algorithms, the place of the digital humanities within art history, and data-based methods for exhuming forgotten histories, it assembles a who’s who of the field in more than thirty impactful essays.

Ten years ago I asked what digital humanities was and what it was doing in English departments. This volume reveals the limits of that question—disciplinarily, methodologically, politically, and imaginatively. The Debates in the Digital Humanities series continues to define the field in the most expansive and provocative ways possible.

Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland

Contending with recent developments like the shocking 2016 U.S. Presidential election, the radical transformation of the social web, and passionate debates about the future of data in higher education, Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 brings together a broad array of important, thought-provoking perspectives on the field’s many sides. With a wide range of subjects including gender-based assumptions made by algorithms, the place of the digital humanities within art history, data-based methods for exhuming forgotten histories, video games, three-dimensional printing, and decolonial work, this book assembles a who’s who of the field in more than thirty impactful essays.

Contributors: Rafael Alvarado, U of Virginia; Taylor Arnold, U of Richmond; James Baker, U of Sussex; Kathi Inman Berens, Portland State U; David M. Berry, U of Sussex; Claire Bishop, The Graduate Center, CUNY; James Coltrain, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Crunk Feminist Collective; Johanna Drucker, U of California–Los Angeles; Jennifer Edmond, Trinity College; Marta Effinger-Crichlow, New York City College of Technology–CUNY; M. Beatrice Fazi, U of Sussex; Kevin L. Ferguson, Queens College–CUNY; Curtis Fletcher, U of Southern California; Neil Fraistat, U of Maryland; Radhika Gajjala, Bowling Green State U; Michael Gavin, U of South Carolina; Andrew Goldstone, Rutgers U; Andrew Gomez, U of Puget Sound; Elyse Graham, Stony Brook U; Brian Greenspan, Carleton U; John Hunter, Bucknell U; Steven J. Jackson, Cornell U; Collin Jennings, Miami U; Lauren Kersey, Saint Louis U; Kari Kraus, U of Maryland; Seth Long, U of Nebraska, Kearney; Laura Mandell, Texas A&M U; Rachel Mann, U of South Carolina; Jason Mittell, Middlebury College; Lincoln A. Mullen, George Mason U; Trevor Muñoz, U of Maryland; Safiya Umoja Noble, U of Southern California; Jack Norton, Normandale Community College; Bethany Nowviskie, U of Virginia; Élika Ortega, Northeastern U; Marisa Parham, Amherst College; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Kyle Parry, U of California, Santa Cruz; Brad Pasanek, U of Virginia; Stephen Ramsay, U of Nebraska–Lincoln; Matt Ratto, U of Toronto; Katie Rawson, U of Pennsylvania; Ben Roberts, U of Sussex; David S. Roh, U of Utah; Mark Sample, Davidson College; Moacir P. de Sá Pereira, New York U; Tim Sherratt, U of Canberra; Bobby L. Smiley, Vanderbilt U; Lauren Tilton, U of Richmond; Ted Underwood, U of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Megan Ward, Oregon State U; Claire Warwick, Durham U; Alban Webb, U of Sussex; Adrian S. Wisnicki, U of Nebraska–Lincoln. 

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019

Matthew K. Gold is associate professor of English and digital humanities at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, where he serves as advisor to the provost for Digital Initiatives and director of the GC Digital Scholarship Lab.

Lauren F. Klein is associate professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she directs the Digital Humanities Lab. 

Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019

Ten years ago I asked what digital humanities was and what it was doing in English departments. This volume reveals the limits of that question—disciplinarily, methodologically, politically, and imaginatively. The Debates in the Digital Humanities series continues to define the field in the most expansive and provocative ways possible.

Matthew Kirschenbaum, University of Maryland

This latest installment in the Debates in the Digital Humanities series continues the important work of prising open computational black boxes and of connecting code to culture. The essays collected here are sharp, smart, and political as they tackle crucial issues of race, gender, sexuality, affect, ethics, and more. They also point the way toward a more vibrant and inclusive Digital Humanities.

Tara McPherson, author of Feminist in a Software Lab: Difference + Design