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Digital Publishing in the Humanitites

7AAVDH05 Digital Publishing in the Humanities

20 credit module, runs in the Autumn semester.

In this module we will study numerous digital publications and evaluate their design and usability. We will build on initial impressions and personal experience by considering more general principles of design and construction and by learning specific techniques for analyzing publications. The focus will be on the humanities, though examples from other spheres will occasionally be brought in for comparison.

Reading for first meeting 2011

Introduction to Scholarly Digital Editions
Preliminary readings for this class
• Carole L. Palmer, “Thematic Research Collections”, in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth, editors, A Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell, 2004)
• Kenneth M. Price, Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What's in a Name?, in Digital Humanities Quarterly, 2009 (3/3)
• Michael Sperberg-McQueen, How to teach your edition how to swim LLC 1 (2009).
• Gregory Crane, David Bamman, and Alison Jones, “ePhilology: When the Books Talk to Their Readers”, in Ray Siemens and Susan Schreibman, editors, A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (Blackwell, 2007), 29–64

Further reading
• Peter Schillingsburg, From Gutenberg to Google, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2006, Chapter 4: "An electronic infrastructure for representing script acts", pp. 80-125.
Matthew Jockers and Susan Screibman, The Good Web: Workshop in Teaching Your Students How to Evaluate Web Resources and quoted references


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