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Vol. 1, No. 2 Spring 2012 Articles Featured Excerpts

“A new conjunction of scientist, curator, humanist, and artist is what the digital humanities must strive to achieve. It is the only way of ensuring that we do not lose our souls in a world of data.”
Andrew Prescott

Yearly ratio of words that entered English before 1150 / words that entered 1150-1699

Yearly ratio of words that entered English before 1150/ words that entered 1150-1699

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An Electric Current of the Imagination: What the Digital Humanities Are and What They Might Become

It is a great honour for me to become head of this academic department devoted to the study of the digital humanities. When I first saw experiments in the digital imaging of books and manuscripts in the British Library twenty years ago, it was impossible to imagine that they would develop into an intellectual activity on a scale warranting an academic department.

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The Emergence of Literary Diction

Literary criticism used to be, in great part, an attempt to define the distinctive character of “literary language.” The project preoccupied Russian Formalists and American New Critics, and dates back to the nineteenth century.

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Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship

The following is excerpted from a report written for The Samuel H. Kress Foundation and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University. The full report can be found at the Kress Foundation Website (PDF).

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