UCL Centre for Digital Humanities



Books authored at UCLDH include the following:

Opening the ‘black box’ of digital cultural heritage processes: feminist digital humanities and critical heritage studies (chapter in Routledge International Handbook of Research Methods in Digital Humanities)

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The DH that emerged c.2004 would come to be described as a ‘big tent’ (Pannapacker 2011) that enfolded a diverse range of methods and content, including humanistic fabrication, gaming and augmented reality (Jones 2014). Despite the field’s ostensible widening of scope (cf. Prescott 2011), interventions like McPherson’s foregrounded DH’s impoverished understandings of how frameworks like race, gender and power intersect to operate on and through the computational tools, resources and infrastructures that DH builds and uses.  

Computation and the Humanities: Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities

The field now known as Digital Humanities (DH) is almost 70 years old. However, we have no comprehensive histories of its research trajectory or its disciplinary development. This book by Julianne Nyhan and Andrew Flinn makes a first contribution towards remedying this by uncovering, documenting, and analysing many of the social, intellectual and creative processes that helped to shape DH research from the 1950s until the present day.

Defining Digital Humanities

Given the growth in Digital Humanities centers and courses, we wanted to pull together core readings in our field - from both "Humanities Computing" and "Digital Humanities" - that would give the flavour of the various discussions that have occurred when people have tried to define Digital Humanities.

Digital Humanities in Practice

Digital Humanities in Practice, edited by Claire Warwick, Melissa Terras, and Julianne Nyhan, is a cutting-edge and comprehensive introduction to the scope of the discipline and provides a wide-ranging insight into emerging topics and avenues of research.