Leonardo: Debates in the Digital Humanities

Leonardo reviews this volume edited by Matthew Gold: "Though Debates in the Digital Humanities is well over 500 pages in length, there is no fat in it; all essays contain important information and concepts relating to DH."

Gold_Debates coverJust as its title suggests, Debates in the Digital Humanities explores the various issues in contention among scholars of the digital humanities (or “DH”).  Those of us paying attention to The Chronicle of Higher Education or the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Job Information List are probably aware that DH has been touted as the hot new ”Thing” (ix). But as Luke Waltzer reminds us, “the digital humanities is not new but rather the latest stage of inquiry at the intersection of digits and the humanities that stretches back to the 1940s” (338).

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Published in: Leonardo Reviews
By: Dene Grigar