Wikipedia e investigación histórica

 

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Nemitz, J., U. Rohwedder, et al. . [e-Book] Wikipedia and Historical Scholarship, De Gruyter, 2015

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Los estudios históricos y las humanidades todavía están intentando asumir su relación con respecto a las nuevas fuentes de información digital , tales  como la Wikipedia, que ha crecido prodigiosamente en la última década. Debido a su enorme alcance, Wikipedia ha tenido un impacto significativo en la comprensión histórica popular. Los colaboradores que participan en este volumen analizan el papel de la Wikipedia como un desafío externo para la investigación y destacan las potencialidades de colaboración entre la Wikipedia y la enseñanza e investigación.

Reconsiderando la cultura: media, participación y entorno

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Georgi, C. and B. J. Glaser (2015). [e-Book] Convergence Culture Reconsidered – Media – Participation – Environments. Göttingen Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 2015

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Taking media scholar Henry Jenkins’s concept of ‘convergence culture’ and the related notions of ‘participatory culture’ and ‘transmedia storytelling’ as points of departure, the essays compiled in the present volume provide terminological clarification, offer exemplary case studies, and discuss the broader implications of such developments for the humanities. Most of the contributions were originally presented at the transatlantic conference <i>Convergence Culture Reconsidered</i> organized by the editors at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, in October 2013. Applying perspectives as diverse as literary, cultural, and media studies, digital humanities, translation studies, art history, musicology, and ecology, they assemble a stimulating wealth of interdisciplinary and innovative approaches that will appeal to students as well as experts in any of these research areas.<p>Taking media scholar Henry Jenkins’s concept of ‘convergence culture’ and the related notions of ‘participatory culture’ and ‘transmedia storytelling’ as points of departure, the essays compiled in the present volume provide terminological clarification, offer exemplary case studies, and discuss the broader implications of such developments for the humanities. Most of the contributions were originally presented at the transatlantic conference <i>Convergence Culture Reconsidered</i> organized by the editors at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, in October 2013. Applying perspectives as diverse as literary, cultural, and media studies, digital humanities, translation studies, art history, musicology, and ecology, they assemble a stimulating wealth of interdisciplinary and innovative approaches that will appeal to students as well as experts in any of these research areas.

Las Humanidades Modernas

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Bod, R., J. Maat, et al. (2014). [e-Book] The Making of the Humanities, Volume III. The Modern Humanities. Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press Texto completo: http://www.doabooks.org/doab?func=fulltext&uiLanguage=en&rid=16317

This comprehensive history of the humanities focuses on the modern period (1850-2000). The contributors, including Floris Cohen, Lorraine Daston and Ingrid Rowland, survey the rise of the humanities in interaction with the natural and social sciences, offering new perspectives on the interaction between disciplines in Europe and Asia and new insights generated by digital humanities.

Digital Light, Open Humanities

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Cubitt, S., D. Palmer, et al.  [e-Book] Digital Light, Open Humanities Press, 2015

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Light symbolises the highest good, it enables all visual art, and today it lies at the heart of billion-dollar industries. The control of light forms the foundation of contemporary vision. Digital Light brings together artists, curators, technologists and media archaeologists to study the historical evolution of digital light-based technologies. Digital Light provides a critical account of the capacities and limitations of contemporary digital light-based technologies and techniques by tracing their genealogies and comparing them with their predecessor media. As digital light remediates multiple historical forms (photography, print, film, video, projection, paint), the collection draws from all of these histories, connecting them to the digital present and placing them in dialogue with one another.Light is at once universal and deeply historical. The invention of mechanical media (including photography and cinematography) allied with changing print technologies (half-tone, lithography) helped structure the emerging electronic media of television and video, which in turn shaped the bitmap processing and raster display of digital visual media. Digital light is, as Stephen Jones points out in his contribution, an oxymoron: light is photons, particulate and discrete, and therefore always digital. But photons are also waveforms, subject to manipulation in myriad ways. From Fourier transforms to chip design, colour management to the translation of vector graphics into arithmetic displays, light is constantly disciplined to human purposes. In the form of fibre optics, light is now the infrastructure of all our media; in urban plazas and handheld devices, screens have become ubiquitous, and also standardised. This collection addresses how this occurred, what it means, and how artists, curators and engineers confront and challenge the constraints of increasingly normalised digital visual media.While various art pieces and other content are considered throughout the collection, the focus is specifically on what such pieces suggest about the intersection of technique and technology. Including accounts by prominent artists and professionals, the collection emphasises the centrality of use and experimentation in the shaping of technological platforms. Indeed, a recurring theme is how techniques of previous media become technologies, inscribed in both digital software and hardware. Contributions include considerations of image-oriented software and file formats; screen technologies; projection and urban screen surfaces; histories of computer graphics, 2D and 3D image editing software, photography and cinematic art; and transformations of light-based art resulting from the distributed architectures of the internet and the logic of the database.Digital Light brings together high profile figures in diverse but increasingly convergent fields, from academy award-winner and co-founder of Pixar, Alvy Ray Smith to feminist philosopher Cathryn Vasseleu.

Humanidades digitales: imaginando un lugar de encuentro entre las Humanidades y lo digital

 

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Patrik, S. [e-Book] Big Digital Humanities: Imagining a Meeting Place for the Humanities and the Digital. Michigan, University of Michigan Press, 2016

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Este es un libro acerca de cómo las humanidades se entrecruzan con lo digital. Este compromiso es rico multifacético, interseccional, técnico, crítico y esperanzador. Lo digital puede ser visto como un material o una propiedad que impregna gran parte, pero no todos los aspectos de la cultura contemporánea y la sociedad, por su parte las humanidades están llevando a cabo un esfuerzo institucional y académico sobre la materialidad, realización, género, identidad, privacidad, espacio, estética y la etnicidad sen torno a lo digital. Al mismo tiempo, las humanidades necesita tener en cuenta la tecnología y mantener su potencial crítico al crear infraestructuras tecnológicas. La tecnología en sí está entrelazada con la instrumentación, las metodologías, la competencia experta, las expresiones, los retos de investigación y posibilidades analíticas. Los ejemplos incluyen los análisis basados en mapas, lecturas críticas de bases de datos, visualización, análisis textual, e instalaciones académicas.

Interdisciplinariedad de las humanidades digitales

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Klein, J. T. (2016). [e-Book]  Interdisciplining Digital Humanities: Boundary Work in an Emerging Field. Michigan, University of Michigan Press Texto completo:http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/dh.12869322.0001.001

El libro analiza que son las humanidades a través de definiciones y pautas de prácticas a lo largo de aproximadamente sesenta y cinco años de trabajo, proporcionando una visión general para los especialistas y el público en general por igual. Es el único libro que pone a prueba la afirmación general de que es interdisciplinario en las Humanidades Digitales. Al examinar el trabajo en la frontera de la construcción, ampliación y mantenimiento de un nuevo campo, representa tanto las maneras en las que este nuevo campo de conocimiento se ubica entre distintas disciplinas académicas. También da cuenta de las implicaciones digitales de “las humanidades públicas” en las instituciones del patrimonio cultural como museos, archivos, bibliotecas y foros

Retórica y de compromiso en las Humanidades Digitales

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Jim, R. (2015). [e-Book] Digital Samaritans: Rhetorical Delivery and Engagement in the Digital Humanities. Michigan, University of Michigan Press, 2015

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Digital Samaritans explores rhetorical delivery and cultural sovereignty in the digital humanities. The exigence for the book is rooted in a practical digital humanities project based on the digitization of manuscripts in diaspora for the Samaritan community, the smallest religious/ethnic group of 770 Samaritans split between Mount Gerizim in the Palestinian Authority and in Holon, Israel. Based on interviews with members of the Samaritan community and archival research, Digital Samaritans explores what some Samaritans want from their diaspora of manuscripts, and how their rhetorical goals and objectives relate to the contemporary existential and rhetorical situation of the Samaritans as a living, breathing people.How does the circulation of Samaritan manuscripts, especially in digital environments, relate to their rhetorical circumstances and future goals and objectives to communicate their unique cultural history and religious identity to their neighbors and the world? Digital Samaritans takes up these questions and more as it presents a case for collaboration and engaged scholarship situated at the intersection of rhetorical studies and the digital humanities.

Informe mundial sobre Humanidades 2015

 

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Holm, P., A. Jarrick, et al . [e-Book] Humanities World Report 2015, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

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Este ‘Informe’ proporciona una visión general de las ciencias humanas en todo el mundo. Publicado como un título en acceso abierto y basado en una extensa revisión de la literatura y entrevistas esclarecedoras llevado a cabo con 90 académicos de las humanidades en 40 países, el libro ofrece un primer paso en el intento de evaluar el estado de las humanidades a nivel mundial. Sus temas incluyen la naturaleza y el valor de las humanidades, el reto de la globalización, las oportunidades ofrecidas por las humanidades digitales, las variaciones en los patrones de financiación de todo el mundo, y la interacción entre las humanidades y la sociedad. A pesar de la visión estereotipada de humanistas como académicos encerrados en sus torres de marfil, la imagen que surge de este informe es que los investigadores de eta área se sienten profundamente comprometidos con el valor social de su trabajo y aprecian la importancia a largo plazo que tiene la disciplina frente a los desafíos globales. El informe será de interés no sólo para los investigadores y estudiantes de las ciencias humanas en sí, sino también a los administradores y proveedores de fondos.

Escritura científica en humanidades en la era digital

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Jack, D. and e. Kristen Nawrotzki (2013). [e-Book] Writing History in the Digital Age. Michigan, University of Michigan Press, 2013

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With our unique focus on writing, our innovative web-born format and our open review process, we seek to move beyond the traditionalist ways humanities scholars – and historians in particular – have tended to think about and to use digital technologies. In a recent lecture delivered in advance of his forthcoming book, The Ivory Tower and the Open Web, Dan Cohen (2011) observes that most scholars have preferred “to impose traditional ivory tower genres on the web” rather than accept its most successful models, such as blogs and social media. What would happen, Cohen asks, if we reversed this flow and “embraced the genres of the open web?” How might the web challenge prevailing norms of scholarly work, particularly in how we generate and communicate knowledge with one another? This, in short, is what we seek to explore in our Writing History volume.

Prensa y traducción. Monográfico

 

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