The Historical Web and Digital Humanities: The Case of National Web Domains

1st Edition

Niels Brügger, Ditte Laursen

Routledge
April 2, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9781138294318 - CAT# Y318332
Series: Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

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Summary

The Historical Web and Digital Humanities fosters discussions between the Digital Humanities and web archive studies by focusing on one of the largest entities of the web, namely 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, the 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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