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The Magnifying Glass and the Kaleidoscope. Analysing Scale in Digital History and Historiography
Armaselu, Florentina
2018Digital Humanities Conference 2018


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Keywords :
digital history and historiography; digital hermeneutics; text analysis and visualisation; literary and linguistic studies; scale representation
Abstract :
[en] What is the meaning of scale in historical writings and migration narratives? To what extent can digital tools and methods assist the detection of scale-related patterns in these categories of documents? May this enquiry be formalised and eventually turned into a system for scale analysis in texts? To address these questions, the paper combines theoretical background from historical, historiographical, linguistic and literary studies with digital tools and methods for text analysis and visualisation. The project is in an early phase of development; theoretical hypotheses and preliminary experiments for a system dedicated to scale analysis in historical/historiographical texts are presented. Evoking the metaphors of the magnifying glass and the kaleidoscope, the system is intended to allow both scale-related patterns detection and perspective change.
Research center :
- Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) > Digital History & Historiography (DHI)
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Author, co-author :
Armaselu, Florentina  ;  University of Luxembourg > Luxembourg Center for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)
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Title :
The Magnifying Glass and the Kaleidoscope. Analysing Scale in Digital History and Historiography
Publication date :
27 June 2018
Event name :
Digital Humanities Conference 2018
Event organizer :
Association of Digital Humanities Organizations, El Colegio de México, La Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), and La Red de Humanidades Digitales (RedHD)
Event place :
Mexico City, Mexico
Event date :
from 26-06-2018 to 29-06-2018
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Focus Area :
Computational Sciences
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