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Scholarly Communication: Digital Humanities

A brief guide on what's new in Scholarly Communication.

Digital Humanities

What began sixty years ago as an isolated effort to harness the power of computing for concordance generation is now a global movement within humanistic research, with its own journals, conferences, funding agencies, and even markup language. Digital Humanities (DH) is where humanistic research is authored with computational affordances to explore what it means to be human, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.  Perennial jeremiads predicting the doom of the humanities are not borne out by the numbers, rather, the pace of technological advances in human/machine interoperability suggest that DH is entering an era of unprecedented opportunity to positively impact the twenty-first century. 

A number of features set DH apart from traditional humanistic research:


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