Digital Archiving Resources

Digital Humanities Beyond Representation

Title

Digital Humanities Beyond Representation

Subject

Digital Humanities

Description

In his lecture to the University of Central Florida on November 13, 2006, John Unsworth described two types of scholarship within the digital humanities: representing primary source materials, and building tools to manipulate and analyze these materials. He noted a “new form of humanities computing appears” corresponding with the advancements in digital imaging and recording. Before the digitization and the information age, the representation of the artifact assumed greater emphasis than analyzing the text. As digital archives and collections began expanding and proliferating in the late 20th century, however, scholarship in the field turned towards text mining tools. The editors and designers of digital archives have improved the search functions of their databases and finding aids and continue to develop tools for interpreting data. Vast collections of multimedia artifacts and documentation provide opportunities for investigating intertextual, geographic, and chronological comparisons of the data.

Creator

Unsworth, John

Publisher

University of Central Florida

Date

2006-11-13

Contributor

Polk, Victoria

Rights

University of Central Florida

Has Part

A text version accompanies the slide show.

Type

Presentation

Identifier

http://www3.isrl.uiuc.edu/~unsworth/UCF/

Bibliographic Citation

Unsworth, John. "Digital Humanities: Beyond Representation." Lecture presented at the University of Central FLorida, Orlando, Florida, November 13, 2006. Accessed January 27, 2012. http://www3.isrl.uiuc.edu/~unsworth/UCF/

Files

unsworth.jpg

Collection

Citation

Unsworth, John, “Digital Humanities Beyond Representation,” Digital Archiving Resources, accessed September 24, 2017, http://dar.cah.ucf.edu/items/show/49.