First and foremost, the editors would like to thank the authors whose work is included in Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 for their intellectual contributions to the volume, their generosity, and their time. From the initial peer-to-peer review, through the editorial process, and up to the prepublication phase, they responded to tight deadlines (and long pauses) with insight, industry, and care. We are grateful to them for entrusting us with their scholarship and for bearing with us through our many rounds of editorial feedback.
We would also like to thank our colleagues at the University of Minnesota Press for their continued support of the Debates in the Digital Humanities series. The editorial vision of Doug Armato, director of the Press, has been central to the development of the series since its inception. Danielle Kasprzak, humanities editor, has provided invaluable support and guidance over the course of the book’s publication process, as she has for each volume in the DDH series. Susan Doerr, assistant director and digital publishing and operations manager, has been a valued partner in thinking through the Manifold digital platform on which the book will appear. Anne Carter, editorial assistant, has been a constant source of information and expertise. The efforts of Daniel Ochsner, Michael Stoffel, and Rachel Moeller in the production department, and Melody Negron, of Westchester Publishing Services, have allowed the book to transform from Word documents into the polished volume that you see.
As the print volume moves online (http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu), we remain grateful to Zach Davis and the team at Cast Iron Coding for transferring the existing DDH site over to a Manifold instance and for preserving existing reader highlights and annotations along the way, to Lael Tyler for his design work, and to Terence Smyre at the Press for his help in preparing the digital editions of the books in the series. We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for making the creation of the Manifold platform possible. We would also like to thank Emily Hamilton, Heather Skinner, and Maggie Sattler at the Press for helping us publicize the volume.
We thank our institutions, The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the Georgia Institute of Technology, for their continued support of this project. In particular, we wish to thank Chase Robinson, Joy Connolly, Louise Lennihan, Julia Wrigley, David Olan, Josh Brumberg, Jacqueline Jones Royster, Richard Utz, Brian Peterson, Julie Suk, Steve Brier, Janet Murray, George Otte, Luke Waltzer, Duncan Faherty, Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis, Maura Smale, Cathy Davidson, Lev Manovich, Katina Rogers, and the GC Digital Initiatives staff for their collaboration, collegiality, and support. A particular note of thanks is owed to Travis Bartley and Anna Rider, doctoral candidates in English at the Graduate Center, for their exemplary work as our editorial assistants.
Finally, our deepest thanks go to our partners, Liza and Greg; our children, Felix, Oliver, Loie, and Aurora; and their grandparents and caregivers, who have given us the time to bring this project to completion. We dedicate this book to you.