CODEC BOOK CLUB: Defining Digital Humanities

Reblogging from CODEC blog, posted earlier today: Back in October the CODEC team discussed Melissa Terras’ inaugural professorial lecture on digital humanities, whilst this week we focused on the associated book Defining Digital Humanities: A Reader (Ashgate, 2013) edited by Terras, Nyhan, Vanhoutte. We focused upon the introduction (pp1-7), and a series of definitions of ‘digital humanities’, covering the years 2009 to 2012 (pp279-297). Discussions started with a questioning of which of the definitions most resonated with members of Continue Reading →

[BOOK REVIEW] Status Update

This looks really interesting – based on interviews in Silicon Valley: With the tech world’s cherished myths of meritocracy, democracy, authenticity and countercultural spirit firmly in her sights, Marwick, a former postdoctoral researcher at Microsoft, starts by tracing the origins of internet culture in the hacker community and the creators of zines and other cultural producers determined to loosen the shackles of copyright law and the conservative stranglehold of mainstream media. Her discussion of the Continue Reading →

CODEC: A Brief Overview

A quickly prepared presentation to give an insight into the range of projects CODEC (Durham University) is involved in, for a networking event on Digital Humanities Codec Research from Bex Lewis Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

JISC Press Release: BiblioBoard

Looks like a good use of digital technology.. Lecturers, learners and researchers across the UK now have access to over 14,000 additional full text e-books and thousands of pages of primary source material on their tablets and mobile devices thanks to a new partnership agreement between Jisc Collections and BiblioLabs. The partnership, which is rooted in pushing forward the digital humanities, will also empower subscribing institutions to make digital content from their internal repositories available Continue Reading →

Let’s Dig a Little Deeper @timeshighered

For academics in the arts and humanities, efforts to digitise large archives of books, folios, images, artworks and sound recordings have opened exciting new research opportunities unthinkable just 20 years ago. But the wealth of digital material available is also posing problems. How can researchers make sense of the vast amount of data? In 2009, Jisc – UK higher education’s IT consortium – launched the Digging into Data Challenge, which offered funding to researchers and Continue Reading →

History Sucks Online

The plight of the “digital humanities” – the integration of technology into the humanities – was tackled in an unflinching speech at an international conference. Melissa Terras, senior lecturer in electronic communication at University College London, described her keynote speech at the Digital Humanities Conference last week as “necessarily negative”, warning that, as a discipline, “our web presence … sucks”. Reciting a story about the corpse of UCL’s spiritual father, Jeremy Bentham, being wheeled into Continue Reading →