Digital Forensics in the Humanities: Beyond Philology

Thorsten Ries: Digital Forensics in the Humanities: Beyond Philology. 2018.

Abstract

Lecture in the "platform{dh}" lecture series at University of Anterwerpen.

Since Matthew Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms. New Media and the Forensic Imagination (2008), digital forensics became not only a toolset for born-digital archiving and philology, but also a shifted the perspective on the digital cultural heritage of our times and on questions of the “burdens of proof” under the digital condition. This lecture endeavors to shed light on the impact of digital forensics on the historical humanities, discussing sample cases and arguments about born-digital historical primary sources. It will make the case that digital forensic literacy and historical computing knowledge will have to be key components in historical humanities education and political discourse.

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@unpublished{BeyondPhilology,
title = {Digital Forensics in the Humanities: Beyond Philology},
author = {Thorsten Ries},
url = {http://uahost.uantwerpen.be/platformdh/index.php/event/lecture-series-thorsten-ries/},
year  = {2018},
date = {2018-03-19},
abstract = {Lecture in the "platform{dh}" lecture series at University of Anterwerpen.

Since Matthew Kirschenbaum’s Mechanisms. New Media and the Forensic Imagination (2008), digital forensics became not only a toolset for born-digital archiving and philology, but also a shifted the perspective on the digital cultural heritage of our times and on questions of the “burdens of proof” under the digital condition. This lecture endeavors to shed light on the impact of digital forensics on the historical humanities, discussing sample cases and arguments about born-digital historical primary sources. It will make the case that digital forensic literacy and historical computing knowledge will have to be key components in historical humanities education and political discourse.},
keywords = {born-digital archives, digital forensics, history, political science},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {unpublished}
}