We are very happy to announce a new title from digitalculturebooks, Interdisciplining Digital Humanities: Boundary Work in an Emerging Field by Julie Thompson Klein. This is the fifth book in our Digital Humanities series and explores how digital technologies and new media are changing the nature of research, teaching, and learning in the humanities.
Interdisciplining Digital Humanities sorts through definitions and patterns of practice over roughly 65 years of work, providing an overview for specialists and a general audience alike. It is the only book that tests the widespread claim that Digital Humanities is interdisciplinary. By examining the boundary work of constructing, expanding, and sustaining a new field, it depicts both the ways this new field is being situated within individual domains and dynamic crossfertilizations that are fostering new relationships across academic boundaries. It also accounts for digital reinvigorations of “public humanities” in cultural heritage institutions of museums, archives, libraries, and community forums.
In addition, we’re excited to announce Interdisciplining Digital Humanities will launch with the annotation and commenting tool Hypothes.is. Hypothes.is supports sentence-level annotations, and allows for discussion at the paragraph level to facilitate community peer review. As the first scholarly monograph to use Hypothes.is, we encourage readers to explore and add their own annotations to enrich the reading and learning experience of others.
Julie Thompson Klein is Professor of Humanities in the English Department and Faculty Fellow for Interdisciplinary Development in the Division of Research, Wayne State University.
Interdisciplining Digital Humanities is freely available to read online. Print copies of the book are in production and will be available for purchase from the University of Michigan Press in 2015.