By Julius Wilm. Quantitative approaches have fallen out of fashion in the discipline of history. If one goes back a few decades, this is a surprise. In the 1960s to 1990s, quantification was hailed as a key to the renewal of the discipline, which would finally satisfy scholarly criteria in representing historical reality on a large scale instead of relying on anecdotes.
Verschlagwortet: Digital Humanities
Web Scraping and Digital Archives: A Program for the Retrieval of the Transcripts of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia
By Katarina Ristić and Nikola Ristić. Digital archives have created a number of opportunities for researchers, from accessing files and material collections irrespective of the archive’s location, to the possibility to search and obtain large amounts of material in a short time. At the same time, digital collections might be overwhelming, amounting to hundreds or even thousands of files which might be of interest for the research.
By Elton Barker. Sometime in the second century CE, Pausanias of Magnesia wrote the Periegesis Hellados (Description of Greece). Representing a unique deep dive into ancient Greece’s built environment to the level of individual statues and paintings, this text projects a tour of the Greek mainland in ten books, from Attica (I) to Phocis (X), in a clockwise circuit around the Peloponnese.
By Diana Roig-Sanz. The idea that the digital humanities enjoy a global scope remains utopian. Most of the departments and research institutions that house postgraduate studies, summer schools, international conferences, and scientific journals on the matter remain anchored in the Global North, especially in certain countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.
By Susan Grunewald, Ruth Mostern, and Karl Grossner. As digital projects become increasingly popular for the humanities, linked open data (LOD) is a means to combine the efforts of many individual researchers and research teams to enable truly transregional research.
By Thorben Pelzer. The idea of the Chinese Engineers Relational Database (CERD) is to provide a pool of digitized and cross-referenced data that researchers can then analyze to answer their own specific research questions. These questions concern the ways in which engineers operated under, but also shaped, formats and visions of space.
By Ninja Steinbach-Hüther and Thomas Efer. It is hard, if not impossible, to define Digital Humanites as a whole. The term can be used to characterize a set of innovative research methods and tools that link qualitative and quantitative methods.
By Aisha Deemas (Director of Executive Affairs, Sharjah Museums Authority, United Arab Emirates). The UAE’s 2021 Vision states that the nation strives to create “a knowledge-based and highly productive economy” (United in knowledge). For this essay, I will focus on the role of humanities in building a knowledge-based economy in the UAE.
عائشة ديماس (مديرة الشؤون التنفيذية، هيئة الشارقة للمتاحف، الإمارات العربية المتحدة). تنصّ رؤية الإمارات 2021 على أنّ الوطن يسعى جاهدًا لخلق “اقتصاد قائم على المعرفة وعالي الإنتاجية” (متحدون في المعرفة)، على أن يُفهم من ذلك أنّه اقتصاد قائم على قطاعات متنوعة، حكومية وخاصّة، على حدٍّ سواء.
In October 2020, the five-year research project “Lebanon’s Art World at Home and Abroad: Trajectories of artists and artworks in/from Lebanon since 1943” will begin. The project will investigate the...