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DIGITAL RESEARcH IN THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Edited by Marilyn Deegan, Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow at King’s College London,
Lorna Hughes, University of Wales Chair in Digital Collections, National Library of Wales, Andrew Prescott,
Chair of Digital Humanities, King’s College, London, UK and Harold Short, Professor of Humanities Computing,
King’s College London, UK.

Digital technologies are increasingly important to arts and humanities research, expanding the horizons of research
methods in all aspects of data capture, investigation, analysis, modelling, presentation and dissemination. This important
series covers a wide range of disciplines with each volume focusing on a particular field, identifying the ways in which
technology impacts on specific subjects. The series provides an authoritative reflection of the ‘state of the art’ in the
application of computing and technology. Each book is critical reading for experts in digital humanities and technology
issues, and will also be of wider interest to all scholars working in humanities and arts research.

We are extending the remit of this series beyond the original nine titles and welcome on board
a new series editor, Andrew Prescott, who is Professor and Director of Research, Humanities
Advanced Technology and Information Institute, School of Humanities, University of Glasgow, UK.
We would like to encourage authors to submit proposals to the series for single-authored or
multi-authored books. If you have an idea you would like to discuss, even if it is at an early
stage, please contact our Publisher, Dymphna Evans (devans@ashgatepublishing.com).




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new                                                               Contents:
Paradata and Transparency                                         Introduction, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel and Hugh Denard;
                                                                  Defining our terms in heritage visualization, Richard Beacham;
in Virtual Heritage                                               PART I ConvEnTIonS AnD EmERGInG STAnDARDS:
Anna Bentkowska-Kafel, Hugh Denard                                Scientific method, chaîne opératoire and visualization: 3D
and Drew Baker, King’s College London, UK                         modelling as a research tool in archaeology, Sorin Hermon;
                                                                  Setting standards for 3D visualization of cultural heritage in
DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs                       Europe and beyond, Franco Niccolucci; more than pretty
Computer-Generated Images (CGIs) are widely used                  pictures of the past: an American perspective on virtual heritage,
and accepted in the world of entertainment but the use            Donald H. Sanders; A new introduction to the London Charter,
of the very same visualization techniques in academic             Hugh Denard; The London Charter for the Computer-based
research in the Arts and Humanities remains controversial.        visualisation of Cultural Heritage (version 2.0, February 2009).
The techniques and conceptual perspectives on heritage            PART II DATA InTERPRETATIon: mETHoDS AnD TooLS:
visualization are a subject of an ongoing interdisciplinary       Walking with dragons: CGIs in wildlife ‘documentaries’, Mark
debate. By demonstrating scholarly excellence and best            Carnall; Hypothesizing Southampton in 1454: a 3-dimensional
technical practice in this area, this volume demonstrates         model of the medieval town, Matt Jones; Paradata in art-
the challenge of providing intellectual transparency and          historical research: a visualization of Piet mondrian’s studio at
accountability in visualization-based historical research.        5 rue de Coulmiers, Ryan Egel-Andrews; Just how predictable
                                                                  is predictive lighting?, Kate Devlin; Lies, damned lies and
Addressing a range of cognitive and technological
                                                                  visualizations: will metadata and paradata be a solution or a
challenges, the authors make a strong case for a wider            curse?, Martin J. Turner; Intricacies and potentials of gathering
recognition of three-dimensional visualization as a               paradata in the 3D modelling workflow, Sven Havemann.
constructive, intellectual process and valid methodology
                                                                  PART III DATA mAnAGEmEnT AnD CommUnICATIon:
for historical research and its communication.
                                                                  Defining paradata in heritage visualization, Drew Baker;
includes c. 23 colour and c. 53 b&w illustrations                 Transparency for empirical data, Mark Mudge; Behaviours,
December 2011     c. 272 pages                                    interactions and affordance in virtual archaeology, Maurizio
Hardback          978-0-7546-7583-9             c. £55.00         Forte and Sofia Pescarin; How to make sustainable visualizations
ebook             978-1-4094-3761-1                               of the past: an EPoCH common infrastructure tool for
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754675839                                interpretation management, Daniel Pletincks.
                                                                  PART Iv ConCLUSIon: Processual scholia: the importance
                                                                  of paradata in heritage visualization, Anna Bentkowska-Kafel;
                                                                  Glossary of terms; Selected bibliography; Index.




1           DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2011
Art Practice in a Digital culture                                Revisualizing Visual culture
Edited by Hazel Gardiner, King’s College London, UK              Edited by chris Bailey, Leeds metropolitan University,
and charlie Gere, Lancaster University, UK                       UK and Hazel Gardiner, King’s College London, UK
DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs                      DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs
‘Digital technologies are disruptive technologies;               ‘Exploring in book format the impact of information and
transforming everything in their wake. Art Practice in a         communication technologies on the disciplines of art
Digital Culture both demonstrates and explains the impact        history and visual culture might seem incongruous at first.
of digital technologies on the art of our time. A stellar line   Yet it is precisely the pause between technological advance
up of artists, curators and historians explore the issues        and epistemological catch-up – and the nature of these
that dominate and define 21st century art creation. These        adjustments – that this lively and engaging publication asks
include interdisciplinary, collaborative, research and process   us to consider. The essays cover from multiple perspectives
based practice. The book will inform and excite anyone           some key issues facing historians of art and visual culture
interested in contemporary art. The chapters included            in the 21st century: from scholars who have observed the
within it will serve both to mark a point in time and            impact of ICT on their fields in recent years, to younger
propel the discussion about art forward’.                        writers of the digital generation who have known nothing
                     Jemima Rellie, Director of Publishing and   else. From the electronic structures that comprise and
                          new media at the Royal Collection      deliver digital images and associated data, to the shifting
                                                                 relations between custodians, curators and the widened
In this unique book artists, art historians, art theorists and   constituencies with which they now engage, the impact
curators of new media reflect on the idea of art as research     of ICT is one that has far-ranging ramifications on the
and how it has changed practice. Intrinsic to the volume is      formation of knowledge and the practices of visual culture
an investigation of the advances in creative practice made       research. This book will play an important role in provoking
possible via artists engaging directly with technology or        thought about these issues’.
via collaborative partnerships between practitioners and
technological experts, ranging through a broad spectrum                             Catherine moriarty, Brighton University, UK
of advanced methods from robotics through rapid                  By focusing on the advanced ICT methods now being
prototyping to the biological sciences.                          employed, this volume details the long-lasting effects
Contents: Research as art, Charlie Gere; Triangulating           and advances now made possible in art history and its
artworlds: gallery, new media and academy,                       associated disciplines. The authors analyze the most
Stephen Scrivener and Wayne Clements; The artist as              advanced and significant tools and technologies,
researcher in a computer mediated culture, Janis Jefferies;      evaluating their impact and projecting supported
A conversation about models and prototypes, Jane Prophet         theories for the future scholarship in this field.
and Nina Wakeford; not intelligent by design, Paul Brown         includes 13 colour and 20 b&w illustrations
and Phil Husbands; Excess and indifference: alternate            February 2010     206 pages
body architectures, Stelarc; The garden of hybrid delights:      Hardback          978-0-7546-7568-6           £55.00
looking at the intersection of art, science and technology,      ebook             978-1-4094-0899-4
                                                                 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754675686
Gordana Novakovic; Limited edition – unlimited image:
can a science/art fusion move the boundaries of visual and
audio interpretation? Elaine Shemilt; Telematic practice and
research discourses: 3 practice-based research project case
studies, Paul Sermon; Tools, methods, practice, process…
and curation, Beryl Graham; Bibliography; Index.
includes 20 colour and 40 b&w illustrations
september 2010    226 pages
Hardback          978-0-7546-7623-2           £55.00
ebook             978-1-4094-0898-7
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754676232


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Digital Research in the Study                                    The Virtual Representation of the Past
of classical Antiquity                                           Edited by Mark Greengrass, University of sheffield, UK
Edited by Gabriel Bodard, King’s College, London, UK             and Lorna Hughes, King’s College London, UK
and Simon Mahony, University College London, UK                  DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs
DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs                      ‘...more than just a fascinating read about how historians
                                                                 and archaeologists are beginning to use digital technologies.
‘Where once scholars considered how to apply IT to
                                                                 It asks subtle questions about what happens to the
the study of the ancient world, now we must consider
                                                                 past when it is represented digitally, about how digital
how to place the study of the ancient world within
                                                                 technology can be used to reveal the layers of interpretation
‘digital knowledge’. This has required us to rethink the
                                                                 which have accumulated around surviving traces of past
classifications, collaborations and alliances with which
                                                                 activity, and at the same time how it adds new layers of
we have operated for so long, and to consider the new
                                                                 meaning which somehow must also be recognized and
audiences (expert and inexpert) who will look at, and
                                                                 revealed...Librarians and archivists might well compare their
sometimes contribute to, our resources and scholarship.
                                                                 own practices and values with those described here and
This volume reflects the achievements, the potential and the
                                                                 think about the ways in which they are also creating virtual
challenges of this situation. It brings together practitioners
                                                                 representations of the past.’
from a diverse range of specialisms within classics:
epigraphy and papyrology, literary and linguistic study,                                                  The Electronic Library
archaeology, numismatics. Their contributions demonstrate        ‘All in all the discussed volume offers a valuable insight into
progress in digitization, but beyond that, they explore the      the current possibilities and problems of digital historical
wider context (academic and technical) in which digital          science. It is a must-read for anyone doing research in
classics must now function’.                                     this field of study and a useful book for anyone else just
                  Elaine matthews, University of oxford, UK      interested in this way of doing research.’
This book explores the challenges and opportunities                                                          Digital medievalist
presented to Classical scholarship by digital practice and       This unique book critically evaluates the virtual
resources. Drawing on the expertise of a community of            representation of the past through digital media.
scholars who use innovative methods and technologies, it         A distinguished team of leading experts in the field
shows that traditionally rigorous scholarship is as central      approach digital research in history and archaeology
to digital research as it is to mainstream Classical Studies.    from contrasting viewpoints, including philosophical,
The chapters in this edited collection cover many subjects,      methodological and technical. They illustrate the
including text and data markup, data management, network         challenges involved in representing the past digitally
analysis, pedagogical theory and the Social and Semantic         by focusing on specific cases of a particular historical
Web, illustrating the range of methods that enrich the           period, place or technical problem.
many facets of the study of the ancient world. This volume       December 2008     276 pages
exemplifies the collaborative and interdisciplinary nature       Hardback          978-0-7546-7288-3        £65.00
that is at the heart of Classical Studies.                       ebook             978-0-7546-9194-5
may 2010          230 pages                                      www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754672883
Hardback          978-0-7546-7773-4       £55.00
ebook             978-0-7546-9523-3
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754677734




3          DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2011
Interfaces of Performance                                        What’s in a Word-list?
Edited by Janis Jefferies, goldsmiths,                           investigating Word Frequency
University of London, Maria chatzichristodoulou,                 and Keyword Extraction
University of Hull and Rachel Zerihan,                           Edited by Dawn Archer,
Queen mary, University of London, UK                             University of Central Lancashire, UK
DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs                      DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs
‘This is an exciting and important collection of writings        ‘...an impressive and exciting collection of papers exploring
from experts and practitioners working in the field of           issues that are fundamental to corpus linguistics. This
art, performance and technology. Its authors interrogate         collection of papers provides a comprehensive and up-to-
conceptual elements from art and performance practitioners       date survey of the most exciting research being conducted
that utilize a broad range of diverse technologies within        in the subject. Researchers interested in word frequency
their artistic practices and in so doing integrate and           issues will therefore find this book a most valuable addition
articulate new interfaces of performance. The collection         to their academic literature collection.’
represents a timely and distinctive contribution to the field
of performance and technology.’                                                            The Electronic Library, vol 27, no 6

                    Susan Broadhurst, Brunel University, UK      This edited collection brings together cutting-edge research
                                                                 written by leading experts in the field on the construction
This collection of essays and interviews investigates            of word-lists for the analysis of both frequency and
current practices that expand our understanding and              keyword usage. Taken together, these papers provide
experience of performance through the use of state-of-the-       a comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the most
art technologies. It brings together leading practitioners,      exciting research being conducted in this subject.
writers and curators who explore the intersections between
                                                                 march 2009        200 pages
theatre, performance and digital technologies, challenging       Hardback          978-0-7546-7240-1       £55.00
expectations and furthering discourse across the disciplines.    ebook             978-0-7546-8065-9
November 2009     232 pages                                      www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754672401
Hardback          978-0-7546-7576-1       £55.00
ebook             978-0-7546-9843-2
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754675761                               Text Editing, Print and
                                                                 the Digital World
Modern Methods for Musicology                                    Edited by Marilyn Deegan, King’s College London, UK
Prospects, Proposals, and Realities                              and Kathryn Sutherland, University of Oxford, UK
Edited by Tim crawford, goldsmiths,                              DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs
University of London, UK and Lorna Gibson,                       Digital developments have extended the range of text
University College London, UK                                    objects we can reproduce and investigate critically. Should
DigitaL REsEaRCH iN tHE aRts aND HUmaNitiEs                      all future texts be produced in digital or online form, or
                                                                 does print, developed over five centuries, still influence
Written by leading experts, this volume provides a picture
                                                                 how we think about text in all its forms? This important
of the realities of current ICT use in musicology as well
                                                                 book discusses whether, and how, existing paradigms
as prospects and proposals for how it could be fruitfully
                                                                 for developing and using critical editions are changing
used in the future. This volume highlights the breadth and
                                                                 to reflect the increased commitment to, and assumed
inter-disciplinary nature of the subject, providing a valuable
                                                                 significance of, digital tools and methodologies.
resource to technologists, musicologists, musicians and
music educators.                                                 January 2009      224 pages
                                                                 Hardback          978-0-7546-7307-1       £55.00
august 2009       206 pages                                      ebook             978-0-7546-9092-4
Hardback          978-0-7546-7302-6       £55.00                 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754673071
ebook             978-0-7546-8175-5
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754673026




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new                                                             coming soon
Visual Interface Design for                                     collaborative Research in the
Digital cultural Heritage                                       Digital Humanities
a guide to Rich-Prospect Browsing                               Edited by Marilyn Deegan and Willard Mccarty,
Stan Ruecker, University of alberta, Canada,                    King’s College, London, UK
Milena Radzikowska, mount Royal University, Canada              Collaboration within digital humanities is both a
and Stéfan Sinclair, mcmaster University, Canada                pertinent and a pressing topic as the traditional mode
‘This study challenges creators, curators, and consumers        of the humanist, working alone in his or her study, is
of cultural materials online to ponder the intersection of      supplemented by explicitly co-operative, interdependent
information design with interface design and consider           and collaborative research. This is particularly true where
its impact on how we know and use a collection. In              computational methods are employed in large-scale
contending that an interface constitutes an argument about      digital humanities projects. This book, which celebrates
the meaning of the materials to which it provides access, the   the contributions of Harold Short to this field, presents
authors explore pressing questions about how signification      thirteen essays by seventeen leading authors in the digital
works within a digital environment in which linear textual      humanities. It addresses several issues of collaboration,
reading is no longer the paradigmatic activity in the pursuit   from the multiple perspectives of institutions, projects
of cultural knowledge. They present a compelling case           and individual researchers.
for understanding visual design as integral to developing       February 2012     c. 240 pages
successful digital representations of cultural knowledge’.      Hardback          978-1-4094-1068-3       c. £55.00
                                                                ebook             978-1-4094-1069-0
                  Susan Brown, University of Guelph, Canada
Browsing for information with a rich-prospect interface
enables a researcher to use a highly-flexible, intuitive tool   Books, Bytes and Business
to assist hypothesis formation and pattern-finding. This book   the Promise of Digital Publishing
discusses the interface design, with examples of how it can
be done, and demonstrates its importance to all aspects of
                                                                Bill Martin and Xuemei Tian,
library and information science in the digital age.             swinburne University of technology, australia
includes 28 b&w illustrations                                   ‘This remarkably comprehensive and thought-provoking
June 2011         206 pages
                                                                book provides not one road map for the future of the
Hardback          978-1-4094-0422-4      £55.00                 publishing industry, but many...The challenges for publishing
ebook             978-1-4094-0423-1                             are great, but by the end of this book the reader can be
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409404224                              confident that the industry has an exciting future.’
                                                                Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
                                                                                and Director, Common Ground Publishing
                                                                Books Bytes and Business uses book publishing to study
                                                                challenge and change in the knowledge-based industries.
                                                                Currently experiencing fierce levels of competition,
                                                                extreme financial pressures and threatened by technology-
                                                                induced obsolescence, the industry is used to analyse
                                                                the vulnerability of traditional business models and the
                                                                emergence of new opportunities and an exciting future.
                                                                October 2010      298 pages
                                                                Hardback          978-0-7546-7837-3       £60.00
                                                                ebook             978-0-7546-9653-7
                                                                www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754678373



5           DIGITAL HUMANITIES 2011
new                                                              Digital Images for the
University Libraries and                                         Information Professional
Digital Learning Environments                                    Melissa M. Terras, University College London, UK
Edited by Penny Dale and Jill Beard,                             ‘...a welcome addition to the literature available to those
Bournemouth University, UK and Matt Holland,                     engaged in the business of creating, managing, and
North West ambulance service, UK                                 distributing digital images, as well as to anyone with a
                                                                 curiosity about the history and future of digital imagery.’
‘The reader is guided by an impressive group of experts
through topics as wide ranging as staffing, space                                                 Records management Journal
development, evaluation and the student voice – looking          November 2008     258 pages
at each under the spotlight of the fast changing digital         Hardback          978-0-7546-4860-4         £60.00
environment. ...for anyone interested in the future of           www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754648604
university libraries’.
   maxine melling, Director of Library and Student Support,      new
                     Liverpool John moores University, UK
The digital environment offers opportunities and challenges
                                                                 The Handbook of Human-Machine
for librarians in all aspects of their work - in information     Interaction
literacy, virtual reference, institutional repositories,         a Human-Centered Design approach
e-learning, managing digital resources and social media.
                                                                 Edited by Guy A. Boy, Florida institute of technology,
University Libraries and Digital Learning Environments will
be invaluable for all those involved in managing libraries or    Usa, Florida institute for Human and machine
learning services, whether acquiring electronic resources or     Cognition, and Nasa Kennedy space Center, Usa
developing and delivering services in digital environments.      includes 119 b&w illustrations
The authors aim to stimulate and provoke debate about            april 2011        478 pages
academic libraries now and in the future.                        Hardback          978-0-7546-7580-8         £75.00
                                                                 ebook             978-1-4094-1171-0
includes 8 figures and 3 tables
                                                                 www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754675808
February 2011     304 pages
Hardback          978-0-7546-7957-8         £60.00
ebook             978-0-7546-9897-5
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754679578                               Transferred Illusions
                                                                 Digital technology and the Forms of Print
                                                                 Marilyn Deegan, King’s College London, UK and
Digital Applications for cultural                                Kathryn Sutherland, st anne’s College, Oxford, UK
and Heritage Institutions                                        ‘This is essential reading for anyone with an interest in print,
Edited by James Hemsley, EVa Conferences                         its history, the current state of the art and its future in the
                                                                 age of the internet. This is a very valuable resource and is
international, UK, Vito cappellini, University of
                                                                 highly recommended.’
Florence, italy and Gerd Stanke, gFai, germany
                                                                                                    online Information Review
‘...the broad sweep of the book’s coverage, and the many
papers featured, serves as a good guide to the range of          april 2009        218 pages
                                                                 Hardback          978-0-7546-7016-2         £55.00
research being undertaken in this area...’                       ebook             978-0-7546-9773-2
                                      Journal of Documentation   www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754670162
includes 134 b&w illustrations
October 2005      334 pages
Hardback          978-0-7546-3359-4         £65.00
www.ashgate.com/isbn/9780754633594




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