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Big Digital Humanities

Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital

Patrik Svensson

Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Imprint: University of Michigan Press
Published: 01/2016
Pages: 300
Print ISBN: 9780472053063
eBook ISBN: 9780472900053


Big Digital Humanities has its origins in a series of seminal articles Patrik Svensson published in the Digital Humanities Quarterly between 2009 and 2012. As these articles were coming out, enthusiasm around Digital Humanities was acquiring a great deal of momentum and significant disagreement about what did or didn't 'count' as Digital Humanities work. Svensson's articles provided a widely sought after omnibus of Digital Humanities history, practice, and theory. They were informative and knowledgeable and tended to foreground reportage and explanation rather than utopianism or territorial contentiousness. In revising his original work for book publication, Svensson has responded to both subsequent feedback and new developments.


ÒBig Digital Humanities proposes a comprehensive model of digital humanities that will propel the field forward.Ó
ÑTanya Clement, University of TexasÐAustin

ÒDrawing on his decade-long experience directing HUMlab at UmeŒ and the lessons learned through digital humanities projects, infrastructure-building, and interactions with the global DH community, SvenssonÕs Big Digital Humanities will have a critically important place in the scholarly conversations about what DH is and what it might become.Ó
ÑTodd Presner, University of CaliforniaÐLos Angeles