During this conference, our researcher Janna Aerts will present her project “Digital Humanities and Life Writing: A case study of deep mapping Amsterdam diaries and letters”. The conference is centered around the following.
Digital methods, technologies, and formats have increasingly gained traction in the study of life narratives and biographical data, as well as in the presentation of historical lives. Auto/biographical research and practice are aided significantly by biographical research databases and platforms, biographical online dictionaries, digital editions of historical life documents as well as community- and institutionally driven online archives and web-based collaborative Wiki formats, which are characterised by accessibility, searchability, and user-orientedness. In addition, they often encourage interactive participation, and generally open up new quantitative and qualitative pathways / approaches to biographical research.
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You can read the abstract of Janna’s presentation here: