Towards a post-digital humanities: cultural analytics and the computational turn to data-driven scholarship


Hall, G. (2013) Towards a post-digital humanities: cultural analytics and the computational turn to data-driven scholarship. American Literature, volume 85 (4): 781-809


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The term computational turn in the humanities has been adopted to refer to the process whereby techniques and methodologies drawn from computer science and related fields - including interactive information visualization, science visualization, image processing, geospatial representation, statistical data analysis, network analysis, and the mining, aggregation, management and manipulation of data - are used to create new ways of approaching and understanding texts in the humanities. Indeed, thanks to increases in computer processing power and its affordability over the last few years, along with the enormous amount of cultural material now available in digital form, number-crunching software is currently being applied to millions of humanities texts in this way.



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Item TypeArticle
TitleTowards a post-digital humanities: cultural analytics and the computational turn to data-driven scholarship
Authors Hall, G. (profile-link for )
Uncontrolled Keywordsdata-driven scholarship, computational turn, humanities, digital humanities
Departments Art and Design/Media and Communications
Art and Design
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ISSN0002-9831 (print), 1527-2117 (online)
DOI10.1215/00029831-2367337
Publisher statement© 2013 Duke University Press.
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Deposited on 03-Jun-2013 in Research - Coventry.
Last modified on 19-Sep-2016

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