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Controversies around the digital humanities: an agenda

Kontroversen um die Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften: ein Arbeitsplan
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Thaller, Manfred

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Abstract "Observations on the current stage of the Digital Humanities and their environment identify four dangers: (1) The focus on infrastructures for the Digital Humanities may obscure that research ultimately is driven by analytical methods and tools, not just by the provision of data or publishing tools. (2) Information technology can support the Humanities in many forms and national traditions. That textual analysis is much discussed right now, should not hide the view of a broader disciplinary field. (3) The mobile revolution looming may once again lead to a repetition of highly destructive processes observed at the PC and the internet revolutions. (4) The Digital Humanities may have to take a much stronger part in the development, not only the reception, of technology. - A series of concrete and controversial questions, which allow the discussion of some of these trends, is derived." (author's abstract)
Keywords digitalization; humanities; information technology; method; instruments; text analysis; Internet; library; research; infrastructure; computational linguistics; information processing; work environment
Classification Sociology of Science, Sociology of Technology, Research on Science and Technology; Information Management, Information Processes, Information Economics; Research Design
Method applied research
Document language English
Publication Year 2012
Page/Pages p. 7-23
Journal Historical Social Research, 37 (2012) 3
Issue topic Kontroversen um die Digitalen Geisteswissenschaften / Controversies around the digital humanities
ISSN 0172-6404
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works