Monday, February 6, 2017

Reading List Pt. 2

This week's blog is dedicated to part two of my reading list. This list is going to be updated throughout the week, as I need to find more resources to add but, first and foremost, if you're reading this and you're involved in the Digital Humanities, please feel free to contact me with resources and advice. In compiling this list, I've come to have a decent understanding of the theory behind the DH, and my next step is practical application. I'm looking for resources that explain the how behind the methodologies. I'm working on it, but I would love to talk with anyone in the field. Anything you can share with me is much appreciated!

That being said, on to the links.
The first few links are, once again, from Blackwell's A Companion to Digital Humanities, compiled by editors Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. These articles delve further into the technology involved in the DH field.
"Designing Sustainable Projects and Publications" by Daniel V. Pitti
"Conversion of Primary Sources" by Marilyn Deegan and Simon Tanner
"Text Tools" by John Bradley
I've found the following articles to provide helpful supplementary information to the text, particularly the above chapters:

"Text and Data Mining and Fair Use in the United States"

"Text and Data Mining" by Maurizio Borghi

From what I've seen of A Companion to Digital Humanities, I like this book. It seems to have a good combination of introductory texts, helpful entry points into the field. My next step in this process is going to be unpacking the methodologies, which has proved to be a challenge and is the part of this process that I'm going to work on throughout the week.

Last week I mentioned Blackwell's A Companion to Digital Literary Studies, compiled by editors Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. I'm going to include a few articles from this compilation in my syllabus, that I've found to be personally interesting, as my interests in the DH are linked to literary analysis, and I'm planning on using the DH in my MA thesis. However, I'm not going to explore these links until the latter part of the semester, as my primary focus is an intro to the field, in general.
"Knowledge will be multiplied": Digital Literary Studies and Early Modern Literature by Matthew Steggle
"The Virtual Library" G. Sayeed Choudhury and David Seaman
(To Be Continued)  
Here is the link to my working syllabus, which includes the readings I will be doing for each week. I've assigned myself two readings per week and I've tried to pair them based on subject matter. The syllabus is open for comments and feedback is welcome. This is an interactive field, and I would love to meet others who are also interested in exploring the DH.

Next week's post is going to include a summary and analysis of the first two articles that I have chosen. I'm excited to dive in!

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