170518 Fridlund: "Digital History 1.5: Historical Research between Domesticated and Paradigmatic Digital Methods"
From Jon Svensson on September 30th, 2018
Mats Fridlund, Aalto University
Today most historians are ‘digital historians 1.0’ in the sense that their normal research practice include the use of a number of ‘domesticated’ digital methods, sources and tools such as search engines, Google Books, online journals, databases, etc. etc. But few have broken out of the traditional historical research paradigm becoming ‘digital historians 2.0’ by doing historical research using advanced and specialized quantitative calculations, computer programs, scripts and visualization tools and methods.
This presentation will explore and think about the methodological and conceptual space in between the domesticated and paradigmatic digital history research methods – digital history 1.5. – by using an ongoing qualiquantitative historical research project that is ‘manually’ using digitalized newspaper archives to understand the international and Swedish emergence of terrorism 1848-1914.