From CUNY Academic Commons
These texts provide an introduction to the field and its main preoccupations. See also the selections in Hot Topics.
- Alt-Academy: Alternative Academic Careers for Humanities Scholars. Ed. Bethany Nowviskie. Collaboratively addresses key issues for those who adopt an “alt-ac” career path, and simultaneously innovates a publishing model that is “both an edited collection and the embodiment of a grassroots, publish-then-filter approach to networked scholarly communication.”
- The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age. Ed. Amy E. Earhart and Andrew Jewell. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press and University of Michigan Library, 2011. Print. Also available online.
- A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Web.
- A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Ray Siemens, Susan Schreibman. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008. Web.
- NEW! Digital_Humanities. MIT Press, 2012. Collaboratively authored by Peter Lunenfeld, Anne Burdick, Johanna Drucker, Todd Presner, and Jeffrey Schnapp.
- Debates in the Digital Humanities. Ed. Matthew K. Gold. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2012. Print. An open access online edition is forthcoming.
- Hacking the Academy. Ed. Tom Scheinfeldt and Dan Cohen. Crowdsourced in one week. “Every aspect of scholarly infrastructure is being questioned, and even more importantly, being hacked.” An edited version is available as an open access online publication and is forthcoming in print under the University of Michigan Press digitalculturebooks imprint. (See also Mark Sample’s remix of the text, Hacking the Accident).
- Learning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy. Ed. Trebor Scholz. New York: Institute for Distributed Creativity, 2011.
- Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Matthew G. Kirschenbaum. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2008. Print.
- The New Media Reader. Ed. Nick Montfort and Noah Wardrip-Fruin. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2003. Print.
- Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. Kathleen Fitzpatrick. New York: NYU Press, 2011. Print. Available online at Media Commons, where it was open for peer review.
- Reading Machines: Toward an Algorithmic Criticism. Stephen Ramsay. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2011. Print.
- NEW! Understanding Digital Humanities. Ed. David M. Berry. Palgrave MacMillan, 2012. Print.
- Writing History in the Digital Age. Ed. Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki. Forthcoming from digitalculturebooks after an open peer review. They share both details of their process and its technical underpinnings, noting: “Perhaps this small effort to open up the publishing process will encourage others to take the initiative with their own process.”
Several presses now offer relevant series, including:
- Ashgate Publishing’s Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities;
- University of Illinois Press’s Topics in the Digital Humanities;
- University of Michigan Press and University of Michigan Library’s digitalculturebooks.
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