This Fall, digitalculturebooks will be releasing its first book in the new Digital Humanities Series. The purpose of this series is to “feature rigorous research that advances understanding of the nature and implications of the changing relationship between humanities and digital technologies.”
MPublishing was able to sit down with one of the series editors and Professor of Humanities in the English Department at Wayne State University, Julie Thompson Klein, to discuss her own digital humanities work, and her outreach efforts on university campuses and through HASTAC (The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory). Klein spoke of the relationship between Interdisciplinary Studies and the digital humanities, as well as some of trends she’s following in digital humanities scholarship. In Fall 2011, she will also be teaching a short course on Digital Humanities in conjunction with being a Mellon Fellow in Digital Humanities at the Institute for Humanities. Read the full interview on the digitalculturebooks’ website.
digitalculturebooks is dedicated to publishing innovative work in new media studies and the emerging field of digital humanities. It was established in 2006 as an innovative partnership between the University of Michigan Library and the University of Michigan Press with the intent of modeling library-press collaboration at U-M and elsewhere. digitalculturebooks is supported by the skills and expertise of staff throughout MPublishing and is a site of exploration for combining these skills in ways that benefit our authors and our readers. It is also an incubator for developing and testing ideas about new publishing models. digitalculturebooks seeks to explore all aspects of new media and its impact on society, culture, and scholarly communication and will present work that exhibits and advances the understanding of the relationship between humanities and digital technologies. The imprint aspires to both investigate and demonstrate new forms of scholarly practice in the humanities. Learn more.