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Archives and special collections in the digital humanities

Abstract

Digital humanities presents an emerging interdisciplinary framework for integrating digital technologies and engaging archives in humanities research and teaching. However, recent advances in technology and various debates in the digital humanities have placed and led to questioning the increasing emphasis on computing, digital technologies, and social media, bringing also into discourse the scholarly and theoretical scope of digital humanities practices as well as the relationship between archives and the humanities. This chapter presents definitions for digital humanities, discusses some of the debates, and overviews some projects in research and teaching, which presents a new ...

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