Editors' Choice: Quantitative, Qualitative, Digital. Research Methods and DH


By: Stuart Dunn

This summer, there was an extensive discussion on the Humanist mailing list about the form and nature of research methods in digital humanities. This matters, as it speaks in a fundamental way to a question whose very asking defines Digital Humanities as a discipline: when does the development and use of a tool become a…

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Editors' Choice: Graduate Training Where Digital Scholarship and Early American Studies Meet


By: Benjamin Doyle, Elizabeth Hopwood, Jim McGrath, and Abby Mullen

The Web Library for this issue of Common-place features insights by four early-career scholars who work at the intersection of early American studies and the digital humanities... These scholars of early American literature, history, and culture were asked to respond to a series of questions about their experiences working in the digital humanities (DH), how those…

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Editors' Choice: Digital Humanities in India?


By: P.P. Sneha

An extended survey of digital initiatives in arts and humanities practices in India was undertaken during the last year. Provocatively called 'mapping digital humanities in India', this enquiry began with the term 'digital humanities' itself, as a 'found' name for which one needs to excavate some meaning, context, and location in India at the present…

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Editors' Choice: Making Big Data Informative Data


By: Joshua D. Gottlieb

Social science explores human interaction. So, now that we have data on virtually every type of human interaction, can we, once and for all, see exactly how human society works? Sort of. The potential of “big data” is enormous. But data by themselves are not enough. In this essay, I will argue that research still…

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