Digital humanities is an emerging field in which scholars draw on multimedia technologies in order to analyze and present their work in new ways. The field encompasses the use of text-mining technology in literary research, the publication of born-digital dissertations and manuscripts, and the use of interactive maps to engage readers with historical data. As the field continues to gain popularity, the use of new technologies has sparked conversation and debate amongst scholars. To document these debates, The University of Minnesota Press created Debates in the Digital Humanities, a book series that "brings together leading figures in the field to explore its theories, methods, and practices and to clarify its multiple possibilities and tensions." Each annual edition includes both traditional scholarly articles as well as shorter think-pieces and blog posts that have shaped the field in a given year. The complete open-access edition of the 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities can be found here. Readers may browse entries by topic, including Digital Humanities and its Practices, Digital Humanities and its Critics, and Histories and Futures of the Digital Humanities. In keeping with the spirit of open conversation, readers are invited to comment on entries and highlight passages of interest. The 2012 edition is also accessible from this website.
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