Editors' Choice: Let’s fight some more about the digital humanities!


By: Jonathan Sterne

Nan Z Da’s “Computational Case Against Computational Literary Studies” (CLS) in the latest Critical Inquiry has been making the rounds on my social media feed. It’s a thorough and inventive argument and I am impressed by its doggedness, cross-field erudition and commitment to its idea: she re-did studies, chased down data sets, and reconstructed analyses.…

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DHNow is on Spring Break!


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DHNow is taking a week off for spring break. All posts nominated this week will be included for consideration when we return next week. Keep up the nominations!

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Editors' Choice: The Devil in the Details - DH for Small Data and Close…


By: Hugh Cayless

What connects Open Source Software development, scholarly edition making, Linked Open Data, and Digital Sustainability? All of them rely our human capacity for managing fine detail as much as or more than they rely on technological infrastructure. Although Digital Humanities often tends to focus on the macroscopic, with text mining, visualization, and distant reading, it…

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Editors' Choice: Workshop On Reading With Command Line


By: Brandon Walsh

Alison Booth and I are co-teaching a graduate course this semester on Digital Literary Studies. As a part of the course, we’re having a series of technical workshops - command line, Python, text analysis, encoding, and markup. The scheduling worked out such that these workshops wound up being on Wednesdays, with the discussions of critical…

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DHNow is on Winter Break!

Digital Humanities Now will be taking a break until the end of January. On behalf of the DHNow staff, thank you for another great year of publication! A special thanks goes to the generous community of volunteer editors-at-large for dedicating their time and expertise, whether for a single week or throughout the year. We hope you’ll join…

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