Digital Disciplines: Digital Humanities + Peace Studies

Monday seems to have gotten away from me, so I am (sheepishly) a little late in posting these oh so interesting readings for the digital disciplines seminar I will be leading on Thursday.  In class on Thursday, I will be investigating the relationships between Digital Humanities and Peace Studies, which in turn sparks a greater debate about the interdisciplinary nature of Digital Humanities and if Social Science disciplines can utilize Digital Humanities tools? I’ve posted some readings to get you thinking.

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You may be looking at the list and saying to yourself, this girl is crazy.  Yes, I know it’s week 6, we’re knee-deep into the semester (almost half way done!), and you have things to do.  But, you don’t have to read all six.  I’d love it if you did, but I know that life happens and school is busy.  So pick and choose, and read what you can.

1.  Spiro, L.  (2014, April 9).  Defining digital social sciences.  [Blog Post]. Retrieved from http://acrl.ala.org/dh/2014/04/09/defining-digital-social-sciences

2.  Whitehead, J.  (2013).  Peace studies: An alternative perspective on international security.  [Unpublished dissertation].  E-International Relations.  Retrieved from http://www.e-ir.info/2013/08/30/peace-studies-an-alternative-perspective-on-international-security/   

3.  Alvarado, R. C.  (2012).  The digital humanities situation.  In M. K. Gold (Ed.) Debates in the digital humanities (pp. 50 – 56)Retrieved from http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/50

4.  Ramsay, S.  (2011, January 8).  Who’s in and who’s out.  Panel paper presented at the History and Future of Digital Humanities panel at the MLA Convention, Los Angeles.  Retrieved from http://stephenramsay.us/text/2011/01/08/whos-in-and-whos-out

5.  * Please read only the Executive summary (p. 1 – 4) and One culture (p. 7 – 8) in:
Williford, C., & Henry, C.  (2012, June).  One culture: Computationally intensive research in the humanities and social sciences: A report on the experiences of first respondents to the Digging into Data Challenge (CLIR pub151).  Retrieved from the Council on Library and Information Resources website:  http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub151   

6.  Cooper, R.  (2014).  Peace and conflict studies.  Peace Review, 26(4), 514 – 516.
doi: 10.1080/10402659.2014.972250
(Read this one in context of what the author says about the nature of peace studies, not the Peace and Conflict Studies journal).

Happy reading!

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