The ubiquity of social media has transformed the scope and scale of scholarly communication in the arts and humanities. The consequences of this new participatory and collaborative environment for humanities research has allowed for fresh approaches to communicating research. Social Knowledge Creation takes up the norms and customs of online life to reorient, redistribute, and oftentimes flatten traditional academic hierarchies. This book discusses the implications of how humanists communicate with the world and looks to how social media shapes research methods.
This volume of the New Technologies in Medieval and Renaissance Studies series is the Devonshire Manuscript (BL MS Add. 17492), a verse miscellany belonging to the 1530s and early 1540s. This edition publishes the contents of the manuscript in their entirety, documenting well the manuscript's place as the earliest sustained example in English of men and women writing together in a community.
The aim of this book is to encapsulate the potential that digital technologies pose for Medieval Material Culture, providing examples of leading projects worldwide which are enabling new forms of research in this area. The text aims to provide a broad overview of the tools now used by historians, including text encoding, digitization, and visualization, and juxtaposing this with core concerns from historians investigating particular research questions.
This book explores the practical aspects of electronic publication and reflect on the politics of the knowledge landscape that is emerging. Their accounts of such practical matters as Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and coding standards form part of a larger consideration of the new knowledge economy and how the humanities disciplines will fare in a world that increasingly trusts its cultural heritage to magnetism and laser optics rather than inks and paper.
The first volume of the series, New Technologies and Renaissance Studies, presents a collection of contributions from the the annual "conference within a conference" of the same name which takes place during the Renaissance Sociey of America (RSA) gathering, dedicated specifically to the intersection of computational methods and Renaissance Studies. Papers in this volume are from their inception at the 2001 meeting in Chicago to the 2005 meeting in Cambridge.