This is an open access book, the electronic versions are freely accessible online.
Once Neglected, Now Emerging and Absolutely Necessary: On the History of Digital Humanities or An Introduction.- Why Oral History?.- ‘Individuation is There in all the Different Strata:’ an Oral History Conversation between John Burrows, Hugh Craig and Willard McCarty.- ‘It was a Time When the University was Still Taking Account of the Meaning of universitas scientiarum’: an Oral History Conversation between Wilhelm Ott and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘hic Rhodus, hic salta’: An Oral History Interview Between Tito Orlandi and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘They Took a Chance’: An Oral History Conversation between Susan Hockey and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘And Here We go Back Again to the Influence of Algorithmic Thinking’: An Oral History conversation between Judy Malloy and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘I Would Think of Myself as Sitting Inside the Computer, Moving Things Around in Order to Accomplish the Goal of my Programming’: An Oral History Conversation Between Mary Dee Harris and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘I Was Absolutely Convinced That There Had to be a Better Way’: An Oral History Conversation Between John Nitti and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘It’s a Little Mind-Boggling Actually’: An Oral History Conversation between Helen Agüera and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘I Heard About the Arrival of the Computer’: An Oral History Conversation Between Hans Rutimann and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘Langezeit habe ich der Universitaet nachgetrauert’: An Oral History Conversation between Michael Sperberg-McQueen and Julianne Nyhan.-‘It’s Probably the Only Modestly Widely used System with a Command Language in Latin’: An Oral History Conversation Between Manfred Thaller and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘I was Keen on Getting Computers into Humanists’ Thinking’: An Oral History Conversation Between John Bradley and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘Moderate Expectations, Tolerable Disappointments’: An Oral History Conversation between Claus Huitfeldt and Julianne Nyhan.- ‘So, Into the Chopper it Went’: An Oral History Conversation between Gabriel Egan and Julianne Nyhan.- Revolutionaries and Underdogs.- By Way of a Conclusion.
“This is a well-worked collection of interviews that leads the reader through the development of the field of DH. … Computation and the humanities is a unique portrayal of the history of DH, and is recommended as an authoritative source--to be dipped into as your interests dictate, or to study more thoroughly to better understand how DH has developed. Those in computing who are interested in cross-disciplinary research around the humanities can use this volume … .” (Computing Reviews, September, 2017)