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Privileging Form Over Content: Analysing Historical Videogames
It is my hope that by now few deny that contemporary game series like Civilization or Assassin’s Creed constitute history. However, such a broad term does not convey the approach that analysis of these new historical texts requires.
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.
Archives in Context and as Context
Approaching the field of digital humanities as an outsider is an interesting experience. It is best compared, I think, to being a tourist in a foreign country for which there are no reliable guidebooks.
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.