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Notes on Contributors viii Preface xvii Part I Infrastructures 1 1 Between Bits and Atoms: Physical Computing and Desktop Fabrication in the Humanities 3 Jentery Sayers, Devon Elliott, Kari Kraus, Bethany Nowviskie, and William J. Turkel 2 Embodiment, Entanglement, and Immersion in Digital Cultural Heritage 22 Sarah Kenderdine 3 The Internet of Things 42 Finn Arne Jorgensen 4 Collaboration and Infrastructure 54 Jennifer Edmond Part II Creation 67 5 Becoming Interdisciplinary 69 Willard McCarty 6 New Media and Modeling: Games and the Digital Humanities 84 Steven E. Jones 7 Exploratory Programming in Digital Humanities Pedagogy and Research 98 Nick Montfort 8 Making Virtual Worlds 110 Christopher Johanson 9 Electronic Literature as Digital Humanities 127 Scott Rettberg 10 Social Scholarly Editing 137 Kenneth M. Price 11 Digital Methods in the Humanities: Understanding and Describing their Use across the Disciplines 150 Lorna Hughes, Panos Constantopoulos, and Costis Dallas 12 Tailoring Access to Content 171 Seamus Lawless, Owen Conlan, and Cormac Hampson 13 Ancient Evenings: Retrocomputing in the Digital Humanities 185 Matthew G. Kirschenbaum Part III Analysis 199 14 Mapping the Geospatial Turn 201 Todd Presner and David Shepard 15 Music Information Retrieval 213 John Ashley Burgoyne, Ichiro Fujinaga, and J. Stephen Downie 16 Data Modeling 229 Julia Flanders and Fotis Jannidis 17 Graphical Approaches to the Digital Humanities 238 Johanna Drucker 18 Zen and the Art of Linked Data: New Strategies for a Semantic Web of Humanist Knowledge 251 Dominic Oldman, Martin Doerr, and Stefan Gradmann 19 Text Analysis and Visualization: Making Meaning Count 274 Stefan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell 20 Text ]Mining the Humanities 291 Matthew L. Jockers and Ted Underwood 21 Textual Scholarship and Text Encoding 307 Elena Pierazzo 22 Digital Materiality 322 Sydney J. Shep 23 Screwmeneutics and Hermenumericals: the Computationality of Hermeneutics 331 Joris J. van Zundert 24 When Texts of Study are Audio Files: Digital Tools for Sound Studies in Digital Humanities 348 Tanya E. Clement 25 Marking Texts of Many Dimensions 358 Jerome McGann 26 Classification and its Structures 377 C. M. Sperberg ]McQueen Part IV Dissemination 395 27 Interface as Mediating Actor for Collection Access, Text Analysis, and Experimentation 397 Stan Ruecker 28 Saving the Bits: Digital Humanities Forever? 408 William Kilbride 29 Crowdsourcing in the Digital Humanities 420 Melissa Terras 30 Peer Review 439 Kathleen Fitzpatrick 31 Hard Constraints: Designing Software in the Digital Humanities 449 Stephen Ramsay Part V Past, Present, Future of Digital Humanities 459 32 Beyond the Digital Humanities Center: the Administrative Landscapes of the Digital Humanities 461 Andrew Prescott 33 Sorting Out the Digital Humanities 476 Patrik Svensson 34 Only Connect: The Globalization of the Digital Humanities 493 Daniel Paul O'Donnell, Katherine L. Walter, Alex Gil, and Neil Fraistat 35 Gendering Digital Literary History: What Counts for Digital Humanities 511 Laura C. Mandell 36 The Promise of the Digital Humanities and the Contested Nature of Digital Scholarship 524 William G. Thomas III 37 Building Theories or Theories of Building? A Tension at the Heart of Digital Humanities 538 Claire Warwick Index 553

About the Author

Susan Schreibman is Professor of Digital Humanities and Director of An Foras Feasa, the Institute for Research in Irish Historical & Cultural Traditions at NUI Maynooth. Her research in the digital humanities ranges from text encoding and the creation of digital scholarly editions, to more recent interests in virtual worlds and data mining. She is the co-editor of A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Ray Siemens, Wiley Blackwell, 2007), and the founding editor of several web-based projects, including Letters of 1916 (hhtp: //, The Thomas MacGreevy Archive (http: //, Irish Resources in the Humanities (hhtp: //, and The Versioning Machine (http: //, a tool to edit and visualize multiple versions of deeply-encoded text.Ray Siemens is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Victoria. In 2014 he received the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations' Antonio Zampolli Prize for outstanding scholarly achievement in humanities computing. Dr. Siemens has published numerous articles on the intersection of literary studies and computational methods and is the co-editor of A Companion to Digital Literary Studies (with Susan Schreibman, Wiley Blackwell, 2007) and Literary Studies in the Digital Age: An Evolving Anthology (with Kenneth M. Price, 2013), the MLA's first born digital open access anthology. http: // siemens/.John Unsworth is Professor of English, Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services, Chief Information Office, and University Librarian at Brandeis University. In August of 2013, he was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Humanities Council. A co-founder of Postmodern Culture, the first peer-reviewed electronic journal in the humanities, he organized, incorporated, and chaired the Text Encoding Initiative Consortium; co-chaired the Modern Language Association's Committee on Scholarly Editions; served as President of the Association for Computers and the Humanities and later as chair of the steering committee for the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations; as well as serving on many other editorial and advisory boards.

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