Nowadays street names, statues and buildings are part of a heated debate about how we deal with our slavery history. Activists and some experts plead for more attention to the more controversial side of the persons we named our streets and buildings after and who we have literally put on a pedestal, like Peter Stuyvesant. […]
Tag: digital history
The Historical Method 2.0
The hermeneutic challenges of engaging with digital data By Lucia Hoenselaars The world is changing profoundly through the use of the internet. Web 2.0 has caused a social interconnectedness all over the globe which has in turn created the possibility of new and exciting online platforms for intellectual activity. The process of collecting, examining and […]
Let’s get physical.
‘The real other? Museum objects in digital contact networks’ by C. Hogsden and E.K. Poulter In ‘The real other? Museum objects in digital contact networks’ Hogdsen and Poulter go into the idea of virtually portraying objects in museums and beyond the borders of museums. Using examples of projects at the University of Cambridge Museum of Archeology […]
Gathering history online
In an age of technological improvement, history seems no longer solely to be found in books and documents in archives, museums, universities and other traditional institutions. We have reached a moment when most people in the Western world have a computer with connection to the internet which they know how to use. This instrument is […]