Assigned and Suggested Materials

“Abby Smith Rumsey on Digital History.” digihistproj. YouTube. 2011.

Arneil, Stewart and Greg Newton. “XHTML & CSS.” University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre.

Barker, Joe. “Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply and Questions to Ask.” Teaching Library Internet Workshops, University of California, Berkeley.

Bogost, Ian. “Getting Real.” Ian Bogost: Videogame Theory, Criticism, and Design. 9 March 2011.

Bolter, Jay David and Richard Grusin. Remediation: Understanding New Media. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2000.

Borges, Jorge Luis. “On Exactitude in Science” in Collected Fictions. Trans. Andrew Hurley. New York: Penguin, 1998. 325.

Bowker, Geoffrey, and Susan Leigh Star. Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999.

Brown, Susan, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy. “Going Electronic.” In Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Cavender, Amy. “Getting Started with Zotero.” ProfHacker. 13 November 2009.

Chun, Wendy Hui Kyong. Programmed Visions: Software and Memory. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

Cohen, Daniel J. “From Babel to Knowledge: Data Mining Large Digital Collections.” D-Lib 12.3 (March 2006).

Cohen, Daniel J., and Roy Rosenzweig. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Preserving the Past on the Web. Fairfax, VA: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2005.

Cohen, Daniel J., and Tom Scheinfeldt, eds. Hacking the Academy. Fairfax, VA: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, 2010.

Cohen, Patricia. “Digital Maps Are Giving Scholars the Historical Lay of the Land.” New York Times. 26 July 2011.

Croxall, Brian. “Build Your Own Interactive Timeline.” Brian Croxall. Date unknown.

—. “All Things Google: Google Maps Labs.” ProfHacker. 5 April 2011.

Dalbello, Marija. “A Genealogy of Digital Humanities.” Journal of Documentation 67.3 (2011): 480-506.

Davidson, Cathy. “What If Scholars in the Humanities Worked Together, in a Lab?” The Chronicle of Higher Education. 28 May 1999.

Davidson, Cathy and David Theo Goldberg. “A Manifesto for the Humanities in a Technological Age.” Chronicle of Higher Education, 13 February 2004.

“A DIY Punk Scene and Open Access Scholarship.” jasondr11. YouTube. 2011.

Drucker, Johanna. “Humanities Approaches to Interface Theory.” Culture Machine 12 (2011).

—. “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 5.1 (2011).

Fitzpatrick, Kathleen. Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy. New York: Media Commons Press and New York University Press (2009).

Forster, Chris. “I’m Chris. Where Am I Wrong?” HASTAC. 8 September 2010.

Fuller, Matthew, ed. Software Studies: A Lexicon. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

Galloway, Alexander. Protocol: How Control Exists after Decentralization. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004.

“GIS Workshop 2011 at Ball State University.” cyborgism. YouTube. 2011.

Gold, Matthew K. “Becoming Book-Like: Bob Stein and the Future of the Book” (Interview). Kairos 15.2 (Spring 2011).

Hockey, Susan. “The History of Humanities Computing.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Howard, Jennifer.  “Taking a Closer Look at Open Peer Review.” Chronicle of Higher Education. 11 April 2011.

“Is Google Making Us Stupid?” hardlynewsblog. YouTube. 2010.

Jessop, Martyn. “Digital Visualization as a Scholarly Activity.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 23.3 (2008): 281-93.

Johnson, Steven Berlin. “Distant Reading Minds.” The Valve: A Literary Organ. 16 January 2006.

Juhasz, Alexandra and Craig Dietrich. Learning from YouTube. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2011.

“Julia Flanders – Lecture.” Center for Digital Humanities at the University of South Carolina. Vimeo. 2010.

Kaplan, Caren, Erik Loyer, and Ezra Claytan Daniels. Precision Targets. Vectors (2010).

Kelty, Christopher M. Two Bits: The Cultural Significance of Free Software. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2008.

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. Mechanisms: New Media and the Forensic Imagination. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2008.

—. “What is Digital Humanities and What is it doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin 150 (2010).

Latour, Bruno. Science in Action. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1987.

Laue, Andrea. “How the Computer Works.”  A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

Lothian, Alexis. “THATCamp and Diversity in Digital Humanities.” Queer Geek Theory. 18 January 2011.

“The Machine Is Us/ing Us (Final Version).” Michael Wesch. YouTube. 2007.

Maizesa. “Field Report: Gender Gap in DH?” ENG5933, Intro to Digital Humanities. 26 September 2011.

Manovich, Lev. “Cultural Software.” Lev Manovich. 14 July 2011.

Marchand, James W. “The Computer in the Humanities, Friend or Foe?” Journal of Aesthetic Education 30.2 (1996): 157-71.

Mattern, Shannon. “DH: The Name that Does No Favors.” Words in Space. 17 February 2011.

McCarty, Willard. “Knowing . . . : Modeling in Literary Studies.” A Companion to Digital Literary Studies. Ed. Susan Schreibman and Ray Siemens. Oxford: Blackwell, 2008.

McPherson, Tara.  “Media Studies and the Digital Humanities.” Cinema Journal 48.2 (Winter 2009).

Meloni, Julie. “A Pleasant Little Chat about XML.” ProfHacker. 6 October 2009.

—. “Working with APIs.” ProfHacker. 31 August 2009.

Miller, Shawn. “Take a Minute to Collect Your Thoughts With Evernote.” ProfHacker. 17 May 2010.

“MIT Hyperstudio’s 2010 humanities + digital Visual Interpretations conference.” HyperStudioMIT. YouTube. 2010.

Moretti, Franco. Atlas of the European Novel, 1800-1900. New York: Verso, 1998.

—. “Conjectures on World Literature.” New Left Review 1 (January-February 2000): 54-68.

—. Graphs, Maps, Trees. New York: Verso, 2008.

Nakamura, Lisa. Digitizing Race: Visual Cultures of the Internet. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Nowviskie, Bethany. “Why, Oh Why, CC-By.” Bethany Nowviskie. 11 May 2011.

—. “Where Credit Is Due”Bethany Nowviskie. 31 May 2011.

Numberg, Geoffrey. “Counting on Google Books.” The Chronicle Review. 16 December 2010.

“Pecha-Kucha in the Classroom.” RopyDavits. YouTube. 2010.

Piez, Wendell. “Something Called ‘Digital Humanities’.” Digital Humanities Quarterly 2.1 (2008).

Pilgrim, Mark. “Dive into HTML5.” Sebastopol: O’Reilly Media, 2009.

Pulverer, Bernd. “Transparency Showcases Strength of Peer Review.” Nature 468 (November 2010): 29-31.

Ramsay, Stephen. “On Building.” Stephen Ramsay. 11 January 2011.

“Recommendations.” Off the Tracks. 21 January 2011.

Renear, Allen H. “Text Encoding.” A Companion to Digital Humanities. Ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

“Research without Borders: Defining the Digital Humanities.” Columbia University. YouTube. 2011.

Rockwell, Geoffrey. “What is Text Analysis, Really?” Literary and Linguistic Computing 18.2 (2003): 209-19.

—. “Collaboration: Digital Humanities and Computer Science.” 17 November 2009.

Rogers, Jeff. “Well Read: Humanities Computing and the Horizons of the New(-ish) Literary Macrocriticism.” Townsend Humanities Lab. 17 August 2011.

Rosenberg, Daniel. “The Trouble with Timelines.” Cabinet 13 (Spring 2004).

Sample, Mark. “The Digital Humanities Is Not about Building, It’s about Sharing”. Sample Reality. 25 May 2011.

“Science and Technology Studies: Opening the Black Box.” Harvard Kennedy School. YouTube. 2011.

Sells, Erin. “Mapping Novels with Google Earth.” ProfHacker. 6 April 2011.

“Shifting Attention.” Duke University and Cathy Davidson. YouTube. 2011.

Siemens, Lynne. “‘It’s a Team If You Use “Reply All” ’: An Exploration of Research Teams in Digital Humanities Environments.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 24.2 (June 2009).

Smith, Martha Nell. “Democratizing Knowledge.” Humanities: The Magazine of the National Endowment for the Humanities 26.5 (2005): 12-15.

Spiro, Lisa.  “Examples of Collaborative Digital Humanities Projects.” Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. 1 June 2009.

Stone, Maureen. “Information Visualization: Challenge for the Humanities.” Working Together or Apart: Promoting the Next Generation of Digital Scholarship. Washington: Council on Library and Information Resources, 2009. 43-56.

“TEDxBoston – Erez Lieberman Aiden & Jean-Baptiste Michel – A Picture is Worth 500 Billion Words.” TEDX. YouTube. 2011.

Thompson, Matt. “Culturomics?” Savage Minds. 5 January 2011.

Tognazzini, Bruce. “First Principles of Interaction Design.” AskTog. Date unknown.

Turkel, William J. “A Workflow for Digital Research Using Off-the-Shelf Tools.” William J. Turkel. Date unknown.

Unsworth, John. “What is Humanities Computing and What is Not?” Jahrbuch für Computerphilologie (2002): 71-84.

Wardrip-Fruin, Noah and Nick Montfort, eds. The New Media Reader. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003.

Watrall,Ethan. “Finding the Best WordPress Themes for your Academic Needs.” ProfHacker. 27 August 2009.

“West Wing: Why are we changing maps?” uncyjugs. YouTube. 2008. (from Season 2 of The West Wing, Episode 16: “Somebody’s Going to Emergency, Somebody’s Going to Jail”)

Wilson, Matthew W. “Critical GIS Reading List.” Critical GIS. 20 February 2011.

Winner, Langdon. “Upon Opening the Black Box and Finding It Empty.” Science, Technology, & Human Values 18.3 (Summer 1993): 362-378.

York, Christopher. “What Is a Date?” Hyperstudio: Digital Humanities at MIT. 4 August 2010.

Projects, Tools, Platforms, and Resources (from Lab Sessions) 


Bracero History Archive

Chronicling America


CUNY Academic Commons

The CUNY Digital Humanities Resource Guide 

Day of DH

Digital Humanities Questions and Answers

English 239 at Illinois State University


Google Books Ngram Viewer


The Historical GIS Research Network



The Internet Archive

Island Imagined

Jewish History (Timeline)


Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy

The Life of Monet

Many Eyes

The Map of Early Modern London

Mapping the City in Film

Mapping Du Bois




Orlando: Women’s Writing in the British Isles 

Play the Past

Project Muse

Public Secrets

The Seattle Band Map

SIMILE Timelines

Spatial Humanities

T-RACES  (Testbed for the Redlining Archives of California’s Exclusionary Spaces)

Text Analysis Portal for Research (TAPoR)

Text Encoding Initiative

UMW Blogs

Vectors: Journal of Technology and Culture in a Dynamic Vernacular

Voices of the Holocaust


The Walt Whitman Archive

Wikimedia Commons


(This bibliography was inspired by a previous version of this course, taught by Meagan Timney in 2010. Thanks, Meagan!)

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