Digital Historical Research: Context, Concepts and the Need for Reflection
Keywords:digital history, e-humanities, digital humanities
In recent years digital research has been promoted as a promising innovation in humanities research. New answers to old questions and new questions, according to enthusiastic supporters. In this article the authors address the question what this desired methodological innovation means for historical science. Without denying the benefits of large digital sources, they feel the need to make some comments on the current practice and expectations regarding digital historical research.
This article is part of the special issue 'Digital History'.
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