Research Methods for the Digital Humanities

Editors: levenberg, lewis, Neilson, Tai, Rheams, David (Eds.)

  • Introduces student readers to methods that are being developed and used by digital humanities scholars around the world
  • Each chapter provides a step-by-step guide to cutting-edge methodologies so that students can make informed decisions about the methods they use, consider ethical practices, follow practical procedures, and present their work effectively
  • Takes a very practical approach to the subject, allowing students to get to grips with it quickly and develop their own approaches
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About this Textbook

This volume introduces the reader to the wide range of methods that digital humanities employ, and offers a practical guide to the study, interpretation, and presentation of cultural material and practices. In this instance, the editors consider digital humanities to include both the use of computing to understand cultural material in new ways, and the application of theories and methods from the humanities to interpret new technologies. Each chapter provides a step-by-step guide to cutting-edge methodologies so that students can make informed decisions about the methods they use, consider ethical practices, follow practical procedures, and present their work effectively. Readers will develop practical and reflexive understandings of the software and digital devices that they study and use for research, and the book will help new researchers collaborate and contribute to their scholarly communities, and to public discourse. As contemporary humanities work becomes increasingly interdisciplinary, and increasingly permeated by and with digital technologies, this volume helps new researchers navigate an evolving academic environment. Humanities and social sciences students will find this textbook an invaluable resource for assessing and creating digital projects.

About the authors

lewis levenberg has a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University, USA. He manages an information-technology research consultancy in New York. Tai Neilson is a lecturer in Media at Macquarie University, Sydney. He has published work in Journalism, Fast Capitalism, and Global Media Journal.  David Rheams has a PhD in Cultural Studies from George Mason University, USA. He has been in the software industry for over 15 years leading support and product teams.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction: Research Methods for the Digital Humanities

    Neilson, Tai (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • On Interdisciplinary Studies of Physical Information Infrastructure

    levenberg, lewis

    Pages 15-30

  • Archives for the Dark Web: A Field Guide for Study

    Gehl, Robert W.

    Pages 31-51

  • MusicDetour: Building a Digital Humanities Archive

    Arditi, David

    Pages 53-61

  • Creating an Influencer-Relationship Model to Locate Actors in Environmental Communications

    Rheams, David

    Pages 63-83

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96713-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-96712-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Research Methods for the Digital Humanities
Editors
  • lewis levenberg
  • Tai Neilson
  • David Rheams
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-96713-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-96713-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-96712-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 325
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 44 illustrations in colour
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