woensdag 29 oktober 2014

The History of Digital Humanities

Also the young field of Digital Humanities has a history. I just came across this paper on the history of digital humanities in the Netherlands. Interesting -- although I believe that humanities computing in the Netherlands already starts with the development of the Eindhoven corpus in the 1960s by Uit den Boogaart. The Netherlands was definitely at the forefront with this kind of data collections and their use in the field of 'alpha-informatics', as humanities computing was called in Dutch at the time.

dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Journal "History of Humanities" has been launched - Submission is open!

We have just launched our new journal on the general history of the humanities, published by University of Chicago Press. Here's a part from the press release:

 "History of Humanities, along with the newly formed Society for the History of the Humanities, takes as its subject the evolution of a wide variety of disciplines including archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies, tracing these fields from their earliest developments, through their formalization into university disciplines, and to the modern day. By exploring these subjects across time and civilizations and along with their socio-political and epistemic implications, the journal takes a critical look at the concept of humanities itself.

History of Humanities publishes work that transcends the history of specific humanities disciplines by comparing scholarly practices across disciplines, comparing humanistic traditions in different cultures and civilizations, relating the humanities to the natural and social sciences, and studying developments, problems, and transformations within a discipline that have wider significance for the history of knowledge in general."

Click here for the full Call for Submissions
Click here for the brochure of the journal

dinsdag 7 oktober 2014

The third volume on the global history of the humanities is now availabe

The third edited volume "The Making of the Humanities, Volume III" on the global history of the modern humanities (700+ pages) is now freely available and can be downloaded here.

It contains papers from over 40 authors including Lorraine Daston, Floris Cohen, John Pickstone, Glenn Most, Jo Tollebeek, John Joseph and many others!

Book of Abstracts of The Making of the Humanities IV is Available

Yet another review of The Forgotten Sciences from the Nexus Institute

Here's another review of the good old "De Vergeten Wetenschappen" (2010) published by Nexus and written van Janna van Strien.