"Let no one say that I have said nothing new: the arrangement of the material is new." Blaise Pascal

January 6, 2013 at 9:17am

Gaining intellectual control over source materials is a central part of our work as historians. The scale and format of those source materials have changed over the past thirty years, and somewhat dramatically over the past dozen as archival digizitation projects have begun to hit a critical mass. As a result, practices are going to be forced to change or we will no longer be able to say that our work represents the best reading of the existing evidence.

— Sharon Leon in Digital Methods for Mid-Career Avoiders? ยป [bracket]


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