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Humanist Archives: Nov. 7, 2018, 6:46 a.m. Humanist 32.165 - Flanders & Jannidis, eds., The Shape of Data

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 165.
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        Date: 2018-11-06 14:53:22+00:00
        From: Willard McCarty 
        Subject: The Shape of Data

Newly published:

Julia Flanders and Fotis Jannidis, eds., The Shape of Data in Digital 
Humanities: Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources. London: Routledge 2018.

Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in 
humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of 
humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data 
modeling and representation. The authors, all experts in digital 
humanities, offer a clear explanation of key technical principles, a 
grounded discussion of case studies, and an exploration of important 
theoretical concerns. The book opens with an orientation, giving the 
reader a history of data modeling in the humanities and a grounding in 
the technical concepts necessary to understand and engage with the 
second part of the book. The second part of the book is a wide-ranging 
exploration of topics central for a deeper understanding of data 
modeling in digital humanities. Chapters cover data modeling standards 
and the role they play in shaping digital humanities practice, 
traditional forms of modeling in the humanities and how they have been 
transformed by digital approaches, ontologies which seek to anchor 
meaning in digital humanities resources, and how data models inhabit the 
other analytical tools used in digital humanities research. It concludes 
with a glossary chapter that explains specific terms and concepts for 
data modeling in the digital humanities context. This book is a unique 
and invaluable resource for teaching and practising data modeling in a 
digital humanities context.

For more see: 

Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of
Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western
Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
(www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)

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