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Digital Humanities from a global perspectiv

Fiormonte, Domenico;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2014 Journal: Laboratorio dell'ISPF (issn: 1824-9817, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
Although suffering from a lack of academic recognition, Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary field that is rapidly expanding across the globe. In this article we review critically the geo-linguistic landscape of DH, its current trends and hegemonic forces, and describe the most relevant national and local initiatives, research centers, and teaching experiences.
free text keywords: Global Digital Humanities, DH geo-linguistic diversity, Digital multiculturalism, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, lcsh:Philosophy (General), lcsh:B1-5802
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  • Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

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35 J. R. Allen, The development of computers courses for Humanities, in «Computers and the Humanities», VIII, 1974, 3, pp. 291-295.

36 D. M. Zorich, A Survey of Digital Humanities Centers in the United States, Washington (DC), Council on Library and Information Resources, November 2008 < abstract/pub143abst.html> (7.10.2014). [OpenAIRE]

37 See < M3E8EB5R>. Courses and degrees in Digital Writing, Multimedia Composition, Rhetoric, etc., are probably not included in Spiro's collection.

38 Cfr. <>. The Cologne Center for eHumanities has listed the initiatives throughout Germany: <>. See also the publications of the European network DARIAH, where the situations in Germany, Ireland, Greece and Slovenia are recorded (

39 P. Mounier, (ed.), Read/Write. Book 2. Une introduction aux humanités numériques, Marseille, OpenEdition Press, 2012 <> (8.10.2014).

40 M. Wieviorka, L'impératif numérique, Paris, CNRS, 2013.

41 Discussions for the creation of a Francophone DH Association started in October 2013 at ThatCamp Saint-Malo (see and led to the birth of Humanistica on July 8th 2014 (see It is interesting to note that the Humanistica was the name given to a prospect «European» association during ThatCamp Florence in 2011, and after its failure the Francophone founders reused it for their association.

42 F. Clavaud, Digital Humanities as University Degree: a Brief Overview of the Situation in France, 3 June 2012 <> (8.10.2014).

43 See php-.

48 SDH-SEMI publishes the online «Digital Studies / Le champ numérique» (http://

49 Cfr. <>.

50 LLC has recently acquired a more appealing and sub-title: «The Journal of Digital Scholarship in the Humanities».

51 Available for free respectively at: <> and <>.

52 Cfr. D. Fiormonte, Towards a cultural critique, cit., pp. 62-67.

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