Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come
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Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come

by Collection Editor: Jerome McGann

This book collects the twenty-seven papers that organized a three-day conference at University of Virginia, Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come (26-28 March 2010). As the title suggests, the conference was not about “Digital Humanities” but “Online Scholarship”—a very different thing. Questions about applications, metadata, tools, platforms, and information architecture dominate the distinguished and long-running Digital Humanities conferences sponsored by AHC/ALLC (the Association for Computers and the Humanities and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing). But the question that set the agenda for this conference was framed more broadly: how do we develop and sustain online humanities research and publication?

Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come
1. Introduction
2. Sustainability: The Elephant in the Room
3. The Grub Street Project: Imagining Futures in Scholarly Editing
4. The Grub Street Project Appendix
5. The Grub Street Project: A Cautionary Tale
6. Non-Consuming Relevance: “The Grub Street Project”
7. Homer Multitext project
8. Homer Multitext project—a response
9. Response to Gregory Nagy, Homer Multitext project
10. Integrating Digital Papyrology
11. Give us editors! Re-inventing the edition and re-thinking the humanities
12. Response to Roger Bagnall paper: Integrating Digital Papyrology
13. The EVIA Digital Archive Project: Challenges and Solutions
14. EVIA, Sustainability, and Mission-Creep
15. The EVIA Project: Many Challenges, Some Solutions
16. A Response to the Responses of John Unsworth and John Rink
17. HyperCities: A Case Study for the Future of Scholarly Publishing
18. Sustaining Digital Scholarship in Archaeology
19. Urban Renewal: Some Lessons for HyperCities from the Preserving Virtual Worlds Project
20. Civil War Washington, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Some Present Editorial Challenges and Future Possibilities
21. The Idols of Scholarly Publishing
22. Negotiating the Cultural Turn As Universities Adopt a Corporate Model in an Economic Downturn
23. Rotunda: A University Press Starts a Digital Imprint
24. Perpetual Stewardship: Comments on Penelope Kaiserlian’s Paper on the Rotunda Press
25. Response to ROTUNDA: a university press starts a digital imprint
26. Removable Type
27. Underpinnings of the Social Edition
28. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 1
29. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 2
30. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 3
31. As Transparent as Infrastructure: On the research of cyberinfrastructure in the humanities
32. European Elephants in the Room (are they the ones with the bigger or smaller ears?)
33. Scholarly Information Management: A Proposal
34. Schedule of Events
35. Conference Participants
36. Attributions

Jerome John McGann is an American academic and textual scholar whose work focuses on the history of literature and culture from the late eighteenth century to the present.

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