Books, Edited Books and Special Journal Issues

Nyhan, J., Rockwell, R., Sinclair, S., Ortjola-Baird, A. (Eds), (2023). On Making in the Digital Humanities: Essays on the Scholarship of Digital Humanities Development in Honour of John Bradley. London: UCL Press.

Making in the digital humanities is a complex process that can be used to create or imagine lost and new worlds, as well as reamplify the worst tendencies of the digitally mediated world. This volume offers perspectives on the praxis of modelling and the development of scholarly work in the digital humanities, from technical reflections to more critical reflections on the nature of making.

Nyhan, J. (2022). Hidden and Devalued Labour in the Digital Humanities: On the Index Thomisticus Project 1954-67. London: Routledge.

Hidden and Devalued Feminized Labour in the Digital Humanities examines the data-driven labour that underpinned the Index Thomisticus and advanced the data-foundations of computing in the Humanities. Through oral history and archival research, Nyhan reveals the entanglements of gender in the intellectual and technical work of the early digital humanities. This book challenges exclusionary readings of the history of computing and is relevant to current debates about diversity and representation in the Academy and the wider computing sector.

Nyhan, J., Passarotti, M. (Eds.), (2019). One origin of Digital Humanities: Fr Roberto Busa in his own words. Cham: Springer.

This book gathers, and makes available, previously out of print or difficult to access articles by Fr Roberto Busa S.J. (1913 – 2011). It includes a comprehensive bibliography, an oral history interview with Busa’s translator, and a substantial new chapter that evaluates Busa’s contributions and intellectual legacies. It is of interest to digital humanists, computational linguists, historians of science, technology and the humanities, as the application of computing to cultural heritage opens up new possibilities for transmitting, shaping, understanding, questioning and even imagining the human record.

Nyhan, J., Flinn, A. (2016). Computation and the Humanities. Towards an Oral History of Digital Humanities. Cham: Springer.

Computation and the Humanities is an essential read for cultural and computing historians, digital humanists, and those interested in the digitisation of cultural heritage and artefacts. It explores the social, intellectual, and creative processes that shaped Digital Humanities research from the 1950s until the present day.

Purcell, E., McCotter, P., Nyhan, J., Sheehan, J. (Eds.), (2015). Clerics, Kings and Vikings: Essays on Medieval Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

This volume contains contributions from leading scholars working at the forefront of Irish medieval studies. It includes essays on archaeology, ecclesiology, hagiography, medieval history, genealogy, language, literature and toponymy. Subjects explored include Latin and learning in early medieval Ireland, Viking armies and the importance of the Hiberno-Norse naval fleets, Ireland and its connections with the Scandinavian world, recent studies of wooden and Romanesque churches in pre-Norman Ireland, hitherto unpublished Anglo Norman charters, the origin and function of medieval rural deaneries, secular and ecclesiastical histories of later medieval Kilkenny, and the ‘named son’ in 16th-century Ireland.

Hooland, S.V., Verborgh, R., Ellis, M. (2015). The Facet Digital Heritage Collection. [includes reprint of Digital Humanities in Practice]

The Facet Digital Heritage Collection includes six books written by leading academics and practitioners containing practical guidance and the latest research on digital humanities, cultural heritage information and digital culture.

Terras, M., Nyhan, J., Vanhoutte, E. (Eds.), (2013). Defining Digital Humanities: a reader. Farnham: Ashgate.

Digital Humanities is becoming increasingly popular, but the term ‘Digital Humanities’ is still debated. This text brings together essential readings that explore the meaning, scope, and implementation of the field, and provides a commentary on the original piece. It is essential reading for scholars and students to understand the history of Digital Humanities and its possibilities.

Warwick, C., Terras, M., Nyhan, J. (Eds)., (2012). Digital Humanities in Practice. London: Facet. 

This comprehensive introduction to digital humanities explains the scope of the discipline and provides a wide-ranging insight into emerging topics and avenues of research. Key topics include studying users and readers, social media and crowdsourcing, digitization and digital resources, image processing, 3D recording and museums, electronic text and text encoding, book history, texts and digital editing, open access and online teaching of digital humanities, and institutional models.

Nyhan, J. (2012). Guest Editor of a special issue on the topich ‘Hidden Histories: Computing and the Humanities c. 1965-1985.’ Digital Humanities Quarterly 6.3.  (Open access).

The project “Hidden Histories: Computing and the Humanities c. 1949-1980” aimed to investigate the appropriateness of Oral History as a methodology for capturing memories, observations and insights that are rarely recorded in the scholarly literature of the field. Five oral history interviews were conducted with Willard McCarty, Geoffrey Rockwell, Harold Short, Ray Siemens and John Unsworth to uncover aspects of the hidden histories of individuals, their backgrounds and motivations in order to recover a more nuanced picture of the origins and history of computing in the Humanities. The transcripts have been lightly edited for clarity and to reflect edits that were made to the sound files to prevent sensitive or private information being exposed.

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