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A Companion to Digital Humanities

Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

by Susan Schreibman Editor · Ray Siemens Editor


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This Companion offers a thorough, concise overview of the emerging field of humanities computing.

  • Contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field.
  • Addresses the central concerns shared by those interested in the subject.
  • Major sections focus on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination and archiving.
  • Accompanied by a website featuring supplementary materials, standard readings in the field and essays to be included in future editions of the Companion.

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Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture


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Susan Schreibman (Editor)

Susan Schreibman is Assistant Director of Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland, a faculty member of the University of Maryland Libraries, and Affiliate Faculty in the Department of English. Her recent p...

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John Unsworth (Editor)

John Unsworth is Dean of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is founding coeditor of Postmodern Culture, an e-journal, and founding Director of the University of Virginia's Ins...

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Ray Siemens (Editor)

Ray Siemens is Canada Research Chair in Humanities Computing and Associate Professor of English at the University of Victoria. Formerly he was Professor of English at Malaspina University-College and Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Centre f...

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