Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics - cover image

Book Series


Brett D. Hirsch

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  • English

Print Length

449 pages (xxi + 428)


Paperback156 x 23 x 234 mm(6.14" x 0.91" x 9.21")
Hardback156 x 25 x 234 mm(6.14" x 1" x 9.21")


Paperback1377g (48.57oz)
Hardback1769g (62.40oz)



OCLC Number





  • JNT
  • H
  • JNM


  • EDU029030
  • EDU029050
  • COM087000


  • AZ182


  • Digital humanities
  • pedagogy
  • humanities
  • teaching digital humanities
  • humanities computing
  • website development
  • media studies
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Digital Humanities Pedagogy

Practices, Principles and Politics

  • Brett D. Hirsch (editor)

Academic institutions are starting to recognize the growing public interest in digital humanities research, and there is an increasing demand from students for formal training in its methods. Despite the pressure on practitioners to develop innovative courses, scholarship in this area has tended to focus on research methods, theories and results rather than critical pedagogy and the actual practice of teaching. The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors’ experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field’s cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions. Digital Humanities Pedagogy broadens the ways in which both scholars and practitioners can think about this emerging discipline, ensuring its ongoing development, vitality and long-term sustainability.


Digital Humanities Pedagogy is a compelling and important collection of work on different aspects of pedagogy in the digital humanities, raising an extremely timely set of questions for instructors, advisors, and administrators alike.

Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association


This collection makes an important contribution to DH pedagogy’s coming out and may help transform it from forgotten stepchild of the DH movement to the more appropriate and elevated status it deserves.

Stephen Brier

"Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Practices, Principles and Politics. Brett D. Hirsch (ed).". Literary and Linguistic Computing (0268-1145), vol. 29, no. 2, 2013.

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Table of Contents


Notes on Contributors


</Parentheses>: Digital Humanities and the Place of Pedagogy

Brett D. Hirsch

Part 1. Practices

The PhD in Digital Humanities

Willard McCarty

Hands-On Teaching Digital Humanities: A Didactic Analysis of a Summer School Course on Digital Editing

Malte Rehbein and Christiane Fritze

Teaching Digital Skills in an Archives and Public History Curriculum

Peter J. Wosh, Cathy Moran Hajo, and Esther Katz

Digital Humanities and the First-Year Writing Course

Olin Bjork

Teaching Digital Humanities through Digital Cultural Mapping

Chris Johanson, Elaine Sullivan, Janice Reiff, Diane Favro, Todd Presner and Willeke Wendrich

Looking for Whitman: A Multi-Campus Experiment in Digital Pedagogy

Matthew K. Gold

Acculturation in the Digital Humanities Community

Geoffrey Rockwell and Stéfan Sinclair

Part 2. Principles

Teaching Skills or Teaching Methodology?

Simon Mahony and Elena Pierazzo

Programming with Humanists: Reflections on Raising an Army of Hacker-Scholars in the Digital Humanities

Stephen Ramsay

Teaching Computer-Assisted Text Analysis: Approaches to Learning New Methodologies

Stéfan Sinclair and Geoffrey Rockwell

Pedagogical Principles of Digital Historiography

Joshua Sternfeld

Nomadic Archives: Remix and the Drift to Praxis

Virginia Kuhn and Vicki Callahan

Part 3. Politics

They Have Come, Why Don’t We Build It? On the Digital Future of Humanities

Jon Saklofske, Estelle Clements and Richard Cunningham

Opening Up Digital Humanities Education

Lisa Spiro

Multiliteracies in the Undergraduate Digital Humanities Curriculum: Skills, Principles and Habits of Mind

Tanya Clement

Teaching Digital Rhetoric: Wikipedia, Collaboration and the Politics of Free Knowledge

Melanie Kill



Brett D. Hirsch

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at University of Western Australia