Editor’s Choice: A Decade in Digital Humanities

This is the crux of what I plan to say—or hope to say—at my professorial inaugural lecture at UCL on the 27th May 2014…I decided to call my inaugural lecture “A Decade in Digital Humanities” for three reasons.

1. The term Digital Humanities has been commonly used to describe the application of computational methods in the arts and humanities for 10 years, since the publication, in 2004, of the Companion to Digital Humanities. “Digital Humanities” was quickly picked up by the academic community as a catch-all, big tent name for a range of activities in computing, the arts, and culture.  A decade on from the publication of this text, I thought it would be useful to reflect on the growth, spread, and changes that had occurred in our discipline, and my place within them.

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This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Westcott based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Leigh Bonds, Maria Ortiz, Lisa Munro, Claire Salinas, Adriana Bastarrachea, Becky Halat, Fiona Stewart-Taylor, Claire Salinas, Amanda Asmus, Josh Herron, and Danuta Sierhuis