Defining Digital Humanities interject at a critical point in scholarship as the digital humanities becomes "an increasingly popular focus of academic endeavour". This publication brings together - in one volume - "the essential readings that have emerged in Digital Humanities". The edition traces the field's evolution from humanities computing to digital humanities and highlights key reading that "explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field". Each reading is prefaced by an authorial introduction that contextualizes and frames the original piece. This text provides a basis for any scholar or student who wants to "discover the history of Digital Humanities through its core writings".
Editors: Melissa Terras; Julianne Nyhan; and Edward Vanhoutte