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The Bones of Digital History

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between history making and the digital era, particularly sport historians' use of digital tools and engagement with digital history. The digital ... More


Sport History in the Digital Era

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

From statistical databases to story archives, from fan sites to the real-time reactions of Twitter-empowered athletes, the digital communication revolution has changed the way fans relate to LeBron's ... More


Digital History Flexes its Muscle

Murray G. Phillips and Gary Osmond

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038938
eISBN:
9780252096891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038938.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This concluding chapter discusses the potentially far-reaching impact of the intersection between history and the digital era. An important consequence of this discussion is the encouragement of ... More


Digital Historicism and the Historicity of Digital Texts

James E. Dobson

in Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780252042270
eISBN:
9780252051111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042270.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes up several important theoretical problems and complexities introduced by text mining and datafication to historiography and historical research in order to think about the problems ... More


Introduction: A Thousand Platoons – The Enduring Importance of Esprit de Corps

Luis de Miranda

in Ensemblance: The Transnational Genealogy of Esprit de Corps

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474454193
eISBN:
9781474480864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474454193.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The French use of ‘esprit de corps’ is often political and suggests a form of cognitive uniform generated by a more or less conscious adherence to a collective body. However, the phrase is more used ... More


Introduction

Adam Crymble

in Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043710
eISBN:
9780252052606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043710.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter argues that historians have a collective blind spot when it comes to the role of technology in their field’s development. This blind spot extends to many so-called digital ... More


The Origin Myths of Computing in Historical Research

Adam Crymble

in Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043710
eISBN:
9780252052606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043710.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter outlines the multiple origin myths of “digital” historical research, arguing that social science inspired cliometricians and linguistically inclined humanities computing scholars working ... More


The Digital Past and the Digital Future

Adam Crymble

in Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043710
eISBN:
9780252052606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043710.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This summary chapter outlines the three contributions this book makes to the state of scholarship. First, it revises the memory of technology’s relationship with historical studies, which was not a ... More


Irish emigrants and family history: A new approach

John Herson

in Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book opens by arguing that a family history approach can throw new light on important issues relating to Irish migration to Victorian Britain, notably about Irish family lives, the long-term fate ... More


The Genesis of Digital Objects

Bernard Stiegler

in On the Existence of Digital Objects

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698905
eISBN:
9781452954349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698905.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 1 outlines the genesis of digital objects by looking at the history of mark-up languages, from GML to HTML, XML and the web ontologies proposed by the semantic web movement. This chapter ... More


Technology and the Historian: Transformations in the Digital Age

Adam Crymble

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043710
eISBN:
9780252052606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043710.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

After nearly a decade of scholars trying to define digital work, this book makes the case for a need instead to understand the history of technology’s relationship with historical studies. It does so ... More


Divergent paths: Family histories of Irish emigrants in Britain 1820-1920

John Herson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090639
eISBN:
9781781708385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090639.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is unique in adopting a family history approach to Irish migration in nineteenth century Britain. Historians of the Irish in Britain have almost totally ignored the family dimension, but ... More


Slavery and Religion in (Not Just) a Christian Nation

Edward J. Blum

in Faith in the New Millennium: The Future of Religion and American Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199372690
eISBN:
9780199372737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199372690.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Using tools from digital history and the digital humanities, this chapter juxtaposes Barack Obama’s claims about the United States as a Christian nation with those of petitions for freedom from ... More


Conclusion: Making History

M. J. Rymsza-Pawlowska

in History Comes Alive: Public History and Popular Culture in the 1970s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633862
eISBN:
9781469633879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633862.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter notes that while the emergence of immersive and identificatory engagements with the past can be traced back to the 1970s, this form of historymaking remains critical and can be seen at ... More


Introduction: The Gossamer Network

Cameron Blevins

in Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190053673
eISBN:
9780197550069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053673.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How did the American state consolidate its power over the vast and remote territory of the western United States? This chapter orients readers to the period of western expansion spanning the 1860s to ... More


Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West

Cameron Blevins

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190053673
eISBN:
9780197550069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053673.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Paper Trails presents a new history of the American state and its efforts to conquer, occupy, and integrate the western United States between the 1860s and early 1900s. The success of this project ... More


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