RESOURCE: Making Sense of Digital Humanities

Making Sense of Digital Humanities by Julian Chambliss and Ellen Moll (both Michigan State University) is now available in a multitude of formats (an online Pressbooks edition, as an eBook, PDF, XML, or ODF).

From the introduction:

Our experience as teacher-scholars engaged with DH in and out of the classroom affords us some sense of the importance of the many works classified as digital humanities, but also the ways discussions so central to our colleagues may be difficult for students to grasp fully. This textbook has two purposes: First, it will bring together materials necessary for undergraduates to explore ethical ramifications, equity issues, and cultural or historical contexts of digital technologies and how this knowledge can shape real world decisions. Second, this reader will serve as an essential resource for the faculty teaching courses about these questions. It will be a living archive of evolving ideas connected to technology and cultural discussion supported by teaching and research activities.

Of particular interest to dh+lib readers will be the Teaching and Learning section of the book, which features several pieces that more close align with librarians, archivists, and other information workers roles with DH.

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