Nordic DH – some sources


I am currently trying to get a better sense of the development and status of digital humanities in the Nordic countries. It is a strange and fun thing to do. Fun in general (and a learning experience), and strange because I am part of “Nordic DH” myself, although I have probably always had a stronger international than Nordic engagement.

Digital humanities is not new in the Nordic countries. There is a long history, although using the term “digital humanities” (in its various Nordic manifestations) is a relatively new phenomenon. Currently there are several new initiatives for the digital humanities in the Nordic countries, a growing institutional awareness, and the first conference for digital humanities in the Nordic countries (as part of organized digital humanities) will take place March 15-17, 2016.

In any case, here are some useful sources I have found useful. They are all from post 2010 and available online. Please send me a note if there are other sources you think I should include/have included (for instance I am aware that I do not cover all countries as well or at all – please help). I will add new sources to the list, but will not include more than 20 sources in total (for the list to be manageable).

“Digital Humanities (DIGIHUM): Programme Memorandum”. Academy of Finland,2015.

Bergenmar, Jenny & Malm, Mats. “Digital humaniora vid Humanistiska fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet”. Göteborgs universitet, 2014.

Eliasson, Per-Olof. “Digital humaniora gör ny forskning möjlig”. SULF-tidningen, 4:13, 2013.

Kihlberg, Jakob. “Digital humaniora – nytt forskningsfält”. Biblioteksbladet, November 18, 2014.

Mäkelä, Eetu. “(all) the (different) Digital Humanities”. Aalto University, School of Science. Presentation slides.

Matthiesen, Jakob. “Når humaniora bliver digital”. February 3, 2013.

Nygren, Thomas, Foka, Anna, & Buckland, Philip I. “The Status Quo of Digital Humanities in Sweden: Past, Present and Future of Digital History”, H-Soz-Kult, 23.10.2014.

Ore, Espen S. “Some thoughts on Digital Humanities in Norway”. H-Soz-Kult, 13.11.2014.

Parland-von Essen,Jessica. “Tankar kring den snabba utvecklingen i Finland år 2015”, Historia i en digital värld, January 5, 2016.

Rockenberger, Annika. “Digital Humaniora i Norden – Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries (DHN)” April 24, 2015.
Walker Rettberg, Jill. “What are the Digital Humanities? What are they in Norway?“. Jill/txt, Juny 14, 2013.

Walker Rettberg, Jill. “Vi trenger humanister for å forstå vårt digitale samfunn”. Jill/txt, January 15, 2016.

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