Digital Humanities is a contested field. With little agreement on exactly what Digital Humanities means it has been deemed both the savior of the humanities and, as recently claimed in the London Review of Books, a “neoliberal tool” (Allington, et al, 2016) bent on destroying traditional humanities departments. Yet, despite the disagreements and debates, we believe that students need a guide to introduce them to the methods digital humanitarians employ. This guide is designed to give students the capacity to study, interpret and present a range of cultural material and practices; develop practical and reflexive understandings of software and digital devices; and explore ways to collaborate and contribute to scholarly communities and public discourse. Continue reading “CFP Handbook of Methods in the Digital Humanities”
Dr. David Arditi, assistant professor of Sociology at University of Texas Arlington, has been named director of UTA Center for Theory with the goal of managing and expanding the Center at the University.
The Center for Theory is a point of pride for the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts. It focuses on contemporary cultural, political, and social theory, acting as a bridge between the social sciences and humanities.
“With his research specialization in cultural studies, digital music, and critical theory, Dr. Arditi is very well-suited to lead the Center for Theory,” said Dr. Robert Kunovich, UTA Sociology and Anthropology department chair. “I can’t wait to see what he has planned for the 2016-2017 academic year.”
The Center was developed to house FAST CAPITALISM – an online, open access peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Today, the journal is co-edited by Dr. Timothy W. Luke, University Distinguished Professor…
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