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?

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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Introduction. Online Humanities Scholarship: The Shape of Things to Come
Chapter One. Introduction
Chapter Two. Sustainability: The Elephant in the Room
Chapter Three. The Grub Street Project: Imagining Futures in Scholarly Editing
Chapter Four. The Grub Street Project Appendix
Chapter Five. The Grub Street Project: A Cautionary Tale
Chapter Six. Non-Consuming Relevance: “The Grub Street Project”
Chapter Seven. Homer Multitext project
Chapter Eight. Homer Multitext project—a response
Chapter Nine. Response to Gregory Nagy, Homer Multitext project
Chapter Ten. Integrating Digital Papyrology
Chapter Eleven. Give us editors! Re-inventing the edition and re-thinking the humanities
Chapter Twelve. Response to Roger Bagnall paper: Integrating Digital Papyrology
Chapter Thirteen. The EVIA Digital Archive Project: Challenges and Solutions
Chapter Fourteen. EVIA, Sustainability, and Mission-Creep
Chapter Fifteen. The EVIA Project: Many Challenges, Some Solutions
Chapter Sixteen. A Response to the Responses of John Unsworth and John Rink
Chapter Seventeen. HyperCities: A Case Study for the Future of Scholarly Publishing
Chapter Eighteen. Sustaining Digital Scholarship in Archaeology
Chapter Nineteen. Urban Renewal: Some Lessons for HyperCities from the Preserving Virtual Worlds Project
Chapter Twenty. Civil War Washington, the Walt Whitman Archive, and Some Present Editorial Challenges and Future Possibilities
Chapter Twenty-one. The Idols of Scholarly Publishing
Chapter Twenty-two. Negotiating the Cultural Turn As Universities Adopt a Corporate Model in an Economic Downturn
Chapter Twenty-three. Rotunda: A University Press Starts a Digital Imprint
Chapter Twenty-four. Perpetual Stewardship: Comments on Penelope Kaiserlian’s Paper on the Rotunda Press
Chapter Twenty-five. Response to ROTUNDA: a university press starts a digital imprint
Chapter Twenty-six. Removable Type
Chapter Twenty-seven. Underpinnings of the Social Edition
Chapter Twenty-eight. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 1
Chapter Twenty-nine. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 2
Chapter Thirty. Underpinnings of the Social Edition Appendix 3
Chapter Thirty-one. As Transparent as Infrastructure: On the research of cyberinfrastructure in the humanities
Chapter Thirty-two. European Elephants in the Room (are they the ones with the bigger or smaller ears?)
Chapter Thirty-three. Scholarly Information Management: A Proposal
Chapter Thirty-four. Schedule of Events
Chapter Thirty-five. Conference Participants
Chapter Thirty-six. Attributions