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Essays about Digital Humanities

Much has been written about the field of digital humanities. The work linked to below is contemporary and scholarly, and is worth reading even if you have experience working with digital humanities.

Becoming a "Digital Scholar"

This is an essay on the evolving field of digital humanities. Written in non-technical language, it provides an easy introduction to the complex issues related to scholarly digital work. It is loaded with links to other projects, websites, videos and blogs.

Beyond GIS: Geospatial Resources and Services for Scholars in the Humanities

This is a good introduction from 2008 to many available tools and resources for digital humanities.

Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web

This is a free online version of a book written by leaders in digital history from the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig.

Screenshot of HASTAC.org

Screenshot of HASTAC.org

Digital Storytelling

The "Driving Through Time" project is an example of digital storytelling. The HASTAC "forum" is a series of three short essays by digital scholars about what digital storytelling has to offer communities and academic libraries. The scholars also discuss the potential for digital storytelling in other realms. This blog entry features an extensive and informative set of comments.

Online Historical Resources: A study in Difference in Presentation

This article, about different ways of presenting resources, has an academic perspective.

Interchange: The Promise of Digital History

This is a forum specifically focused on what the digital revolution means for history. It was originally published in the Journal of American History (Vol. 95, No. 2, Spring 2008, pp. 442-51) and features Daniel J. Cohen, Michael Frisch, Patrick Gallagher, Steven Mintz, Kirsten Sword, Amy Murrell Taylor, William G. Thomas III, and William J. Turkel.