1. WEEKLY READINGS 124 items
    1. 1. An Introduction to the Digital Humanities 9 items
      1. Digital knowledge production in the humanities 2 items
      2. Introductory texts about DH as a field 7 items
        1. Digital Humanities - Anne Burdick 2012

          Book Core The Open Access version is freely available under the 'Open Access Title' heading

        2. Understanding digital humanities - David M. Berry 2012

          Book Additional

        3. Debates in the digital humanities - Matthew K. Gold 2012

          Book Additional Freely available online at

    2. 2. Cultural heritage and the digitised past 9 items
      1. Theorizing digital cultural heritage: a critical discourse - Fiona Cameron, Sarah Kenderdine c2007

        Book Core Read chapter 'Beyond the cult of the replicant: museums and historical digital objects—traditional concerns, new discourses.'

      2. Simulations - Jean Baudrillard 1983

        Book Core Please read the whole of ‘The Precession of Simulacra’. Give it time – the writing style might be different to styles you’ve encountered before. If your last name begins with A – M, please pay attention to the idea of the simulacrum in this piece, and what you think it means. If your last name begins with N-Z, please pay attention to the idea of the hyperreal in this piece, and what you think it means.

      3. Fleshing out the text: The transcendent manuscript in the digital age - Elaine Treharne 12/2013

        Article Recommended Access via Shibboleth sign-in if off campus

      4. Recoding the Museum: Digital Heritage and the Technologies of Change - Ross Parry 2007

        Book Recommended Read Recalibrating authenticity [Chapter 4]

    3. 3. Mapping space and time 10 items
      1. Mapping Deeply - Denis Wood 06/08/2015

        Article Core

      2. Mapping the Lakes: Home Page

        Webpage Recommended Adding a spatial dimension to distant reading: Ian Gregory uses the occurrences and context of place names in two accounts of the landscape in the lake district

      3. Why Modern Maps Put Everyone at the Centre of the World - Simon Garfield 12/10/2012

        Webpage Additional Light reading on the ubiquity of the internet map

    4. 4. Text: annotation and interpretation 8 items
      1. Text Encoding - Allen Renear

        Chapter Core

      2. Markup Systems and the Future of Scholarly Text Processing - James H. Coombs, Allen H. Renear, Steven J. DeRose 1987

        Article Additional

    5. 5. Knowledge/memory ecologies 3 items
      1. Digital Humanities - Anne Burdick 2012

        Book Core Read chapter two

      2. Collective intelligence - Pierre Levy 1997

        Book Additional

    6. 6. Open/social knowledge creation 5 items
    7. 7. Structuring and Connecting Data 17 items
      1. Linked OpenGeodata 4 items
      2. Linked Data & Semantic Web 3 items
        1. The Semantic Web - Tim Berners-Lee, James Hendler 2001

          Article Additional

      3. Structured Data 10 items
        1. Databases - Stephen Ramsay

          Chapter Additional

        2. New perspectives on medieval Scotland, 1093-1286 - Matthew Hammond 2013

          Book Additional

        3. Databases in Historical Research: Theory, Method and Applications - Charles Harvey, Jon Press 1996

          Book Additional

        4. A Historian's Guide to Computing - Daniel I. Greenstein 1994

          Book Additional See in particular chapter 3

    8. 8. Data, Big Data and the Human Record 12 items
      1. One Culture: Computationally Intensive Research in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - Christa Williford, Charles Henry 2012

        Book Core Please read pp 7-20 of the report, and one or two of the case studies.

      2. How Not To Read A Million Books - Tanya Clement, Sarah Steger 2008

        Article Recommended

      3. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think - V Mayer-Schonberger, K Cukier 10 Oct. 2013

        Book Additional Chapter 5 additional optional reading

      4. Dealing with Big Data - Tobias Blanke, Andrew Prescott

        Chapter Additional Chapter 11

    9. 9. Cultural Analytics 5 items
      1. Recommended 2 items
        1. Towards digital Islamic art history - Hussein Keshani

          Document Recommended

        2. Introduction

          Chapter Recommended Recommended

    10. 10. Cultural AI (Artificial Intelligence) 5 items
    11. 11. Trans/interdisciplinarity and the Digital Humanist 0 items
    12. 12. Digital Cultures in Translation 15 items
      1. The Digital Humanities as an Emerging Field in China - Lik Hang (Lincoln) Tsui 徐力恒 Lik Hang Tsui

        Webpage Core

      2. Beyond the Big Tent - Patrik Svensson

        Chapter Recommended

      3. Politics of Access | HASTAC - Thorat Dhanashree 2015

        Webpage Additional

      4. Coding places - Yuri Takhteyev 2012

        Book Additional

      5. The Political Mapping of Cyberspace - Jeremy W. Crampton April 1, 2004

        Book Additional

      6. Digitalizing translation - Deborah A. Folaron 2012

        Article Additional

    13. 13. Managing & evaluating digital transformations 3 items
    14. 14. Data visualisation & storytelling 0 items
    15. 15. Interaction design & user engagement 0 items
    16. 16. Game studies 0 items
    17. 20. Course review 0 items
      1. Working with DH 0 items
    18. Coding in the Humanities 23 items
      1. Coding and DH 6 items
        1. Who's In and Who's Out - Stephen Ramsay 08/01/2011

          Webpage Core

        2. On Building - Stephen Ramsay 11/01/2011

          Webpage Core

        3. Understanding Digital Humanities - Dave Berry 7 Feb. 2012


      2. Introduction to Coding 4 items
        1. What is Code? - Paul Ford 11/06/2015

          Webpage Recommended

      3. Introduction to Python 3 items
        1. Unremembering the forgotten. Keynote presented at DH2015 - Tim Sherratt 03/07/2015

          Webpage Core A useful sense of some of the powerful things that one can do in Digital Humanities with a fairly basic knowledge of Python.

        2. Think Python - Allen Downey December 2015

          Book Recommended We won't be following this directly but it can still be helpful as additional support and exercises.

        3. Lessons: Introduction to Python - William J. Turkel, Adam Crymble

          Webpage Recommended This website has a large collection of exercises and suggested projects. It has a historical emphasis, and uses a wide range of technologies (most of which we don't cover), but it may be interesting for ideas, and there is a section dedicated to Python which is particularly recommended.

      4. What is Computing Science? And how is this relevant to the study of human culture? 2 items
        1. Three Paradigms of Computer Science - Amnon H. Eden 2007-8-7

          Article Core This is pretty heavy-going, but do your best and we will discuss it in class.

        2. Great principles of computing - Peter J. Denning 01/11/2003

          Article Core

      5. Software engineering and design 2 items
        1. Finding a history for software engineering - Michael S. Mahony 01/11/1998

          Article Recommended To access, you will first need to sign in using 'Sign In' at the top right-hand corner of the screen (*not* under 'Purchasing this article'). Go to sign in via your institution, select King's College London, and log in as normal. You should then have full access to the article.

      6. Software Teaching and Innovation 4 items
        1. François Hollande : L'effort pour les humanités numériques doit être renforcé ! - Martin Grandjean

          Webpage Additional If you are able to understand French then this is worth reading as a different point of view. The full statement by the French government that is discussed here is available at

      7. Building: strategies for practice-led research 2 items
        1. How a prototype argues - A. Galey, S. Ruecker 01/12/2010

          Article Core

  2. Core Bibliography 8 items
    1. Computers Ltd: What they really can't do - David Harel 2003

      Book Core

    2. A new companion to digital humanities - Susan Schreibman, Raymond George Siemens, John Unsworth 2016

      Book Core

    3. Between humanities and the digital - Patrik Svensson, David Theo Goldberg 2015

      Book Core

    4. Close to the machine: technophilia and its discontents - Ellen Ullman 2013

      Book Core

  3. Additional Reading 15 items
    1. Understanding Digital Humanities - David M. Berry 2012

      Book Additional

    2. Debates in the Digital Humanities - Matthew K. Gold 2012

      Book Additional

    3. Humanities computing - Willard McCarty 2005

      Book Additional

    4. Extra: Digital Curation 9 items
      1. Keeping Research Data Safe Factsheet - Charles Beagrie LTD 2011

        Document Recommended

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