“Worked Up About Data”: Keynote at DARIAH Annual Event


DARIAH Annual Event

Jun 19 9:30 – 11:00 am
Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

The DARIAH Annual Event 2024, on the topic of Workflows: Digital Methods for Reproducible Research Practices in the Arts and Humanities, will take place from June 18–21 in Lisbon, Portugal (times are in Western European Summer Time).

CDH Faculty Director Meredith Martin will deliver the keynote address, “Worked Up About Data,” on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m. WEST.

“Worked Up About Data” explores the history of and controversies around humanities data to help understand why the humanities have not been considered data-driven, even though scholars in these fields have long pioneered studying culture as essentially data and today are relying increasingly on digital platforms in their research. Looking at both critical histories of humanities data and the subsequent controversies about the concept of data as somehow opposed to humanism, I argue that our distraction about what counts, or doesn’t count, or shouldn’t count, as humanistic labor has obscured our ability to adequately track, theorize, and formalize our methods.

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