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Description - The Historical Web and Digital Humanities by Niels Brugger

The Historical Web and Digital Humanities fosters discussions between the Digital Humanities and web archive studies by focussing on one of the largest entities of the web, namely national and transnational web domains such as the British, French, or European web.

With a view to investigating whether, and how, web studies and web historiography can inform and contribute to the Digital Humanities, this volume contains a number of case studies and methodological and theoretical discussions that both illustrate the potential of studying the web, in this case national web domains, and provide an insight into the challenges associated with doing so. Commentary on and possible solutions to these challenges are debated within the chapters and each one contributes in its own way to a web history in the making that acknowledges the specificities of the archived web.

The Historical Web and Digital Humanities will be essential reading for those with an interest in how the past of the web can be studied, as well as how Big Data approaches can be applied to the archived web. As a result, this volume will appeal to academics and students working and studying in the fields of Digital Humanities, internet and media studies, history, cultural studies, and communication.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781138294318
ISBN-10: 1138294314
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 194
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Niels Brugger

Niels Brugger is Professor and head of the Centre for Internet Studies as well as of the internet research infrastructure NetLab, Aarhus University, Denmark Ditte Laursen is senior researcher and curator at the State Media Archive, State Library in Denmark

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