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Doing digital history

A beginner's guide to working with text as data

By Jonathan Blaney, Jane Winters, Sarah Milligan and Martin Steer

Doing digital history
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  • Publish Date: May 2021
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    Book Information

    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-3268-0
    • Pages: 192
    • Price: £12.99
    • Published Date: May 2021
    • Series: IHR Research Guides

    Description

    This book is a practical introduction to digital history. It offers advice on the scoping of a project, evaluation of existing digital history resources, a detailed introduction to how to work with large text resources, how to manage digital data and how to approach data visualisation.

    Doing digital history covers the entire life-cycle of a digital project, from conception to digital outputs. It assumes no prior knowledge of digital techniques and shows you how much you can do without writing any code. It will give you the skills to use common formats such as XML. A key message of the book is that data preparation is a central part of most digital history projects, but that work becomes much easier and faster with a few essential tools.

    Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Glossary
    Introduction
    1 The context of digital history
    2 Formulating your research questions
    3 How a digital project begins
    4 Working with text 1: unstructured text
    5 Working with text 2: structured text
    6 Caring for your digital history project
    7 Visualising your data
    8 What next for digital history?
    Test yourself answers
    Appendix 1: Getting the data
    Appendix 2: Some command line recipes
    Appendix 3: Regular expressions
    References
    Index

    Authors

    Jonathan Blaney was Head of Digital Projects at the Institute of Historical Research, University of London until 2021

    Sarah Milligan is an independent scholar based in Victoria, Canada

    Marty Steer is Technical Lead, Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

    Jane Winters is Professor of Digital Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

    Doing digital history

    By Jonathan Blaney, Jane Winters, Sarah Milligan, Martin Steer

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