Reflections on reference cultures, digital humanities, and other aspects of Translantis

Shoot with Many Guns: How Can the Digital Aid the Humanities?

Report DH Benelux 2015, Antwerp by Jesper Verhoef and Melvin Wevers During the annual Digital Humanities Benelux conference, this year in Antwerp, it became clear that the focus of Digital Humanities (DH) has shifted in recent times. Earlier conferences and workshops on DH were dominated by the question whether tools should be put to use in humanities…

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Knock, knock. Who’s there? Humor in cultural history research

by Jesper Verhoef One of the nicer things about doing cultural history with newspapers as primary source are the strange particularities you sometimes encounter. Humor is a case in point. Nowadays, Dutch newspapers are not expected to come up with jokes. Of course, columnist are allowed to make them, but in news sections it is…

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