Digital Histories (häftad)
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Helsinki University Press
Oiva, Mila / Paju, Petri
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Digital Histories (häftad)

Digital Histories

Emergent Approaches within the New Digital History

Häftad,  Engelska, 2020-12-07
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Historical scholarship is currently undergoing a digital turn. All historians have experienced this change in one way or another, by writing on word processors, applying quantitative methods on digitalized source materials, or using internet resources and digital tools.

Digital Histories showcases this emerging wave of digital history research. It presents work by historians who - on their own or through collaborations with e.g. information technology specialists - have uncovered new, empirical historical knowledge through digital and computational methods. The topics of the volume range from the medieval period to the present day, including various parts of Europe. The chapters apply an exemplary array of methods, such as digital metadata analysis, machine learning, network analysis, topic modelling, named entity recognition, collocation analysis, critical search, and text and data mining.

The volume argues that digital history is entering a mature phase, digital history 'in action', where its focus is shifting from the building of resources towards the making of new historical knowledge. This also involves novel challenges that digital methods pose to historical research, including awareness of the pitfalls and limitations of the digital tools and the necessity of new forms of digital source criticisms.

Through its combination of empirical, conceptual and contextual studies, Digital Histories is a timely and pioneering contribution taking stock of how digital research currently advances historical scholarship.
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Mats Fridlund is Deputy Director for the Centre for Digital Humanities at the University of Gothenburg. He has a PhD in History of Technology from KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. His research focuses on cultural and political history of science, technology and materiality. He has lead two Kone Foundation digital history projects and published on topic modelling in historical studies and used digital methodologies to study history of terrorism and Chinese industrialisation. Mila Oiva is a cultural historian, digital humanist and anexpert on Russian and Polish history. She has a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku. Currently she works as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at CUDAN Open Lab at the Tallinn University, Estonia. Her main research interest focuses on circulation of information which she has studied in research projects on 19th-century global news flows and contemporary Finnish and Russian internet forum discussions on medieval history.  Petri Paju is a cultural historian with research interests in the development of digital history and its uses, and in history of technology. He has a PhD in Cultural History from the University of Turku. He has previously worked in digital history projects funded by the Kone Foundation and the Academy of Finland. He has written broadly on the history of technology in Finland and on computing history in the Nordic countries, and the IBM Company in postwar Europe.



Part I: The Beginning

chapter 1: digital and distant histories: emergent approaches within the new digital history

Petri Paju, Mila Oiva and Mats Fridlund

Part II: Making Sense of Digital History

chapter 2: the long road to 'digital history': history of computer-assisted research of the past in finland since the 1960s

Petri Paju

chapter 3: towards big data: digitising economic and business history

Jari Eloranta, Pasi Nevalainen and Jari Ojala

chapter 4: digital history 1.5: a middle way between normal and paradigmatic digital historical research

Mats Fridlund

chapter 5: building historical knowledge byte by byte: infrastructures and data management in modern scholarship

Jessica Parland-von Essen

chapter 6: big data, bad metadata: a methodological note on the importance of good metadata in the age of digital history

Kimmo Elo

chapter 7: all the work that makes it work: digital methods and manual labour

Johan Jarlbrink

Part III: Distant Reading, Public Discussions and Movements in the Past

chapter 8: the resettlement and subsequent assimilation of evacuees from finnish karelia during and after the second world war

Mirkka Danielsbacka, Lauri Aho, Robert Lynch, Jenni Pettay, Virpi Lummaa and John Loehr

chapter 9: towards digital histories of women's suffrage movements: a feminist historian's journey to the world of digital humanities

Heidi Kurvinen

chapter 10: of great men and eurovision songs: studying the finnish audio-visual heritage through ner-based analysis on metadata

Maiju Kannisto and Pekka Kauppinen

chapter 11: tracing the emergence of nordic Allemansrtten through Digitised Parliamentary Sources

Matti La Mela

chapter 12: evolving conceptualisations of internationalism in the uk parliament: collocation analyses from the league to brexit

Pasi Ihalainen and Aleksi Sahala

chapter 13: picturing the politics of resistance: using image metadata and historical network analysis to map the east german opposition movement, 1975-1990

Melanie Conroy and Kimmo Elo

chapter 14: the many ways to talk about the transits of venus: astronomical discourses in Philosophical Transactions, 1753-1777

Reetta Sippola

chapter 15: the many themes of humanism: topic modelling humanism discourse in early 19th-century german-language press

Heidi Hakkarainen and Zuhair Iftikhar

chapter 16: manuscripts, qualitative analysis and features on vectors: an at...