Digital Humanities: Knowledge and Critique in a Digital Age

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Abstract (in English): 

As the twenty-first century unfolds, computers challenge the way in which we think about culture, society and what it is to be human: areas traditionally explored by the humanities.

In a world of automation, Big Data, algorithms, Google searches, digital archives, real-time streams and social networks, our use of culture has been changing dramatically. The digital humanities give us powerful theories, methods and tools for exploring new ways of being in a digital age. Berry and Fagerjord provide a compelling guide,exploring the history, intellectual work, key arguments and ideas of this emerging discipline. They also offer an important critique, suggesting ways in which the humanities can be enriched through computing, but also how cultural critique cantransform the digital humanities.

Digital Humanities will be an essential book for students and researchers in this newfield but also related areas, such as media and communications, digital media, sociology, informatics, and the humanities more broadly.

(Source: Polity catalog copy)

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Teaching Resource using this Critical Writing:

Resource Teaching Resource Type Author Yearsort ascending
Digital Humanities in Practice (DIKULT 207, UiB, Fall 2019) Syllabus Scott Rettberg, Hannah Ackermans, Patricia Tomaszek 2019
Digital Humanities in Practice (DIKULT 207, UiB, Fall 2018) Syllabus Scott Rettberg, Hannah Ackermans, Jill Walker Rettberg 2018
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