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Associated notions: humanities computing, cultural analytics, humanities 2.0.





Institutions, centres, labs, associations



North America

Asia, Australia

Mailing lists

  • Ansaxnet, the oldest electronic discussion list for the humanities. Founded by Patrick Conner in 1986.
  • Humanist. Started in May 1987 following the ICCH conference in Columbia, South Carolina. Founding editor Willard McCarty. Publication of ADHO and the Office for Humanities Communication (OHC), and an affiliated publication of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Welcoming message. Search.



  • Computer and the Humanities, est. 1966. Founding editor Joseph Raben. The official journal of ACH. From the start invested in computing in the fields such as literary theory, musicology, or art history. Renamed Language Resources and Evaluation in 2005 by the time it diverged away from humanities computing.
  • LLC: The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, quarterly, est. 1986. Formerly Literary and Linguistic Computing. OA option for authors. The main print publication of ALLC. Published by Oxford University Press. Edited by Edward Vanhoutte.
  • Southern Spaces, est. 2004. OA. Published by the Emory University Libraries, ed. Allen Tullos.
  • Digital Medievalist. First issue in 2005. OA. Hosted at the University of Lethbridge, Canada, ed. Malte Rehbein.
  • Digital Humanities Quarterly (DHQ), est. 2007. OA. Published by ADHO, ed. Julia Flanders, Brown U.
  • Digital Studies / Le champ numérique, First volume in 2009. Published by CSDH/SCHN, in partnership with ADHO. Rptd. issues, 1992-2008.
  • Journal of Digital Humanities, est. 2011. OA. Initiated by the PressForward project, produced by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media. Ed. Daniel J. Cohen (2012-13), currently Lisa M. Rhody, Joan Fragaszy Troyano and Stephanie Westcott.



Book series

Special issues of journals

Selected book chapters, articles, talks and interviews

History of the field

Reflections and surveys of the field

Early reports, conference proceedings and guidelines (1960s-90s)

  • Almanacco Letterario Bompiani: "Elettronica e letteratura", ed. Sergio Morando, Milan: Bompiani, 1961, pp 87-188. (Italian)
  • Jess Bessinger, Stephen Parrish (eds.), Literary Data Processing Conference Proceedings, 1965. From 1964 conference held at Yorktown Heights. Papers discuss questions in encoding manuscript material and in automated sorting for concordances where both variant spellings and the lack of lemmatization are noted as serious impediments.
  • R.A. Wisbey (ed.), The Computer in Literary and Linguistic Research, Cambridge University Press, 1971, 309 pp. Proceedings from a conference organised by Roy Wisbey and Michael Farringdon at the University of Cambridge in March 1970. Papers deal with the issues such as input, output, programming, lexicography, textual editing, language teaching, and stylistics.
  • S. Lusignan, J. S. North (eds.), Computing in the Humanities: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computing in the Humanities, Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo Press, 1977.
  • Roberto Busa, "The Annals of Humanities Computing: The Index Thomisticus", Computers and the Humanities 14 (1980), pp 83-90.
  • Ian Lancashire, Willard McCarty (eds.), Humanities Computing Yearbook, 2 vols., Oxford University Press, 1988-90, 408+720 pp. Bibliography of projects, software, and publications.
  • Text Encoding Initiative, Guidelines for Electronic Text Encoding and Interchange, 1994. The first systematic attempt to categorize and define all the features within humanities texts that might interest scholars.
  • David Bearman (ed.), Research Agenda for Networked Cultural Heritage, Santa Monica, CA: Getty Art History Information Program, 1996.



Spatial humanities, Digital geography, Spatial history, Interdisciplinary humanities, Multimodal publishing, Procedural humanities, Computational humanities.

See also

Software studies, Digital libraries, Classics



Fields and theories: Classics, Art history, History of architecture, Anthropology, Semiotics, Philosophy of technology, Marxist aesthetics, Design research, Humanities computing, Structuralism, Poststructuralism, Mediology, Media archaeology, Cyberfeminism, Cultural techniques, Neuroaesthetics, Posthumanities, Sensory ethnography, Media ecology, Digital humanities, Software studies, Modern periodical studies, Accelerationism.
Concepts: Faktura, Ostranenie, Biomechanics, Commons, Postmedia, Evil media.
Related theories: Systems theory, Information theory, Cybernetics.