We are delighted to announce that our open access e-book, The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities, is officially available today. Across the book’s seventeen chapters, media historians and digital humanities scholars reflect on what digital tools and methods have meant for their work. You may read more about the book and freely download it as a PDF or EPUB file through the book’s webpage.
One thing we learned through this process is that putting together a free digital book takes no less time and effort than publishing a book in physical form. Thank you to the team who made this possible: Catherine Grant at REFRAME; Antonia Hernandez and Corina MacDonald at MAT3RIAL; Rob Hunt, Elise Cotter, and Charlotte Fillmore-Handlon at Concordia University; and Tony Tran at UW-Madison.
Our appreciation extends to our sponsors as well: the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, UW-Madison’s Office for the Provost of Research and Graduate Education, and Concordia University’s Research Chair in Communication Studies, specifically through the Media History Research Centre (MHRC).
We would also like to thank all the scholars who generously agreed to contribute chapters to this book. We have learned a great deal from reading and interacting with their chapters. We are glad to now give readers of The Arclight Guidebook the opportunity to do the same.