Category Archives: Editors’ Choice

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Editors’ Choice: The Art of DH

By Sarah Long | July 2, 2015

How are the Digital Humanities finding their way into art libraries? In this post, Sarah Long (Hirsch Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) reviews a DH workshop preceding the ARLIS/NA annual conference.   The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA), a professional organization of librarians in the arts, holds a week-long conference of sessions, workshops, tours, and meetings…I was […]

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Editors’ Choice: Reflections on Digital Art History

By Pamela Fletcher | July 2, 2015

It is the rare art historian who has not already had her or his teaching, research, and publishing significantly impacted by the technological changes referred to in shorthand as “the digital.” Slide libraries are obsolete, replaced by digital images and databases; images of variable quality and accompanying information (metadata) flood the internet; journals and presses […]

DH in the US: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy | Max Kemman

Editors’ Choice: DH in the US: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

By Max Kemman | June 30, 2015

In the first week of June, my supervisor Andreas Fickers and I went to the US to visit several Digital Humanities centres, specifically ones working on Digital History, in Boston (MA), Lincoln (NE), and Fairfax (VA). Since the University of Luxembourg will get its own DH centre soon, we went with the goal of learning […]


Editors’ Choice: Humanities Data: A Necessary Contradiction

By Miriam Posner | June 30, 2015

This is a talk that I gave at the Harvard Purdue Data Management Symposium on June 17, 2015, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The audience was mostly librarians and other data-management professionals. I was the only humanities person on the program, so I wanted to talk about the ways that humanists think about data differently from people […]

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Editor’s Choice: Musicology Now: Rethinking Historical Data: A Foray into Digital Humanities

By Danielle and Eric Fosler-Lussier | June 25, 2015

During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world under the sponsorship of the State Department’s Cultural Presentations program. This program was not straightforward political propaganda, though it certainly supported U.S. government objectives. The musicians built relationships both musical and personal. By their presence and their performances, they also offered […]


Editor’s Choice: The Carework and Codework of the Digital Humanities | Lauren Klein

By Lauren Klein | June 25, 2015

Below is the text of a talk delivered at the Digital Antiquarian conference in May 2015. (The slides can be downloaded from the conference website). I am grateful to the conference organizers, Molly O’Hagan Hardy and Tom Augst, and the staff of the American Antiquarian Society, for the opportunity to present my work “under the dome.” When it comes to the digital humanities, my […]


Editor’s Choice: Macroscopes & Distant Reading: Implications for Infrastructures to Support Computational Humanities Scholarship

By Trevor Owens | June 23, 2015

The following is the rough transcripts of a talk I gave at Fostering the Transatlantic Dialogue on Digital Heritage and EU Research Infrastructures: Initiatives and Solutions in the USA and in Italy at the Library of Congress in November 2014 (back when I worked there). As scholars become increasingly interested in approaching digital collections and digital objects […]

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Editors’ Choice: An interview with Kathleen Fitzpatrick

By Katharina Lührmann and Lisa-Marie Reingruber | June 18, 2015

During the “Open Knowledge: Potentials of Digital Publishing in the Academic World” conference, the Global Young Faculty III working group spoke with Kathleen Fitzpatrick (MLA/NY University) on April 27, 2015 about the future of digital scholarly publication, peer review, and the Media Commons platform. Open Knowledge: An Interview with Prof. Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick.


Editors’ Choice: Pathfinders

By Dene Grigar and Stuart Moulthrop | June 18, 2015

Pathfinders is a multimedia, open source Scalar book that documents the experience of early digital literature, specifically pre-web hypertext fiction and poetry, from 1986-1995. Written by Dene Grigar, associate professor and director of the Creative Media and Digital Culture Program at Washington State University Vancouver, and Stuart Moulthrop, professor of English at the University of […]