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Almila Akdag Salah, Andrea Scharnhorst, Sally Wyatt
e-Humanities group
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Anal...
EINS Final Conference
Koopman, R., Wang, S., Scharnhorst, A., Englebienne, G.: Ariadne's thread:
Interactive navigation in...
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
Virtual communities as a topic Virtual communities cited by different fields
A baseline matrix for the analysis of VC
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
Evolution over time
User views
institutionalization
JR...
EINS 1st
PLENARY
Digital libraries
Science, Computer
Science, ontologies
Many different humanities fields
Prominently lang...
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
Rafols, I., Porter, A.L., Leydesdor, L.: Science overlay maps: A new tool for research policy a...
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
(a) Institutional Collaboration of DH (b) International Collaboration of DH
Leydesdor, L., Wagn...
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
Lessons we learned
EINS Conference, 27-29 May
What can we learn to analyse Digital Humanities if we
conceive this research...
Monitoring of VC – question of data
Melissa Terras started a data collection 2011, see her blog http://melissaterras.blogs...
Analytic frames for a new scientific field
Funding, university faculties, projects, start-upsFunding, university faculties...
References
•Koopman, R., Wang, S., Scharnhorst, A., Englebienne, G.: Ariadne's thread: Interactive
navigation in a world o...
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Digital Humanities (DH) has been depicted as an innovative engine for humanities, as a challenge for Data Science, and as an area where libraries, archives and providers of e-research infrastructures join forces with research pioneers. However DH is defined, one thing is certain: DH is a new community which manifests and identifies itself via the Internet and social media. In this paper we propose to describe DH as a virtual community (VC), and discuss the implications of such an epistemic approach. We start with a (re)inspection of the scholarly discourse about VCs, and the analytic frameworks which have been applied to study them. We discuss the aspects that are highlighted by taking such a stance, and use the guidelines proposed by the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) in our investigation.

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Digital Humanities as a Virtual Community

  1. 1. Almila Akdag Salah, Andrea Scharnhorst, Sally Wyatt e-Humanities group Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Analysing an academic field through the lenses of Internet Science: Digital Humanities as a Virtual Community
  2. 2. EINS Final Conference Koopman, R., Wang, S., Scharnhorst, A., Englebienne, G.: Ariadne's thread: Interactive navigation in a world of networked information. In: CHI'15 Extended Abstracts. (2015) http://thoth.pica.nl/relate?input=virtual+communities+&type=1&type=3&dots=&hubness=5&show=100&fsize=100 What is a virtual community?
  3. 3. EINS Conference, 27-29 May Virtual communities as a topic Virtual communities cited by different fields
  4. 4. A baseline matrix for the analysis of VC EINS Conference, 27-29 May Evolution over time User views institutionalization JRA 6 – typology Analysis of shared/unique features of VC behavioural
  5. 5. EINS 1st PLENARY Digital libraries Science, Computer Science, ontologies Many different humanities fields Prominently language & Literary studies The case of Digital Humanities Koopman, R., Wang, S., Scharnhorst, A., Englebienne, G.: Ariadne's thread: Interactive navigation in a world of networked information. In: CHI'15 Extended Abstracts. (2015)
  6. 6. EINS Conference, 27-29 May Rafols, I., Porter, A.L., Leydesdor, L.: Science overlay maps: A new tool for research policy and library management. Journal of the American Society for information Science and Technology 61(9) (2010).
  7. 7. EINS Conference, 27-29 May (a) Institutional Collaboration of DH (b) International Collaboration of DH Leydesdor, L., Wagner, C.S.: International collaboration in science and the formation of a core group. Journal of Informetrics 2(4) (2008)
  8. 8. EINS Conference, 27-29 May
  9. 9. Lessons we learned EINS Conference, 27-29 May What can we learn to analyse Digital Humanities if we conceive this research arena as a VC -Certain aspects of Digital Humanities Research practices are emphasized, such as: - Scientific blogs - Use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook etc. - E-publications that are not archived (DH doesn’t have a publication outlet such as arxiv) - Publication of code/software/tools developed for DH projects -Offline aspects such as attendance to DH conferences, workshops, meetings become more important
  10. 10. Monitoring of VC – question of data Melissa Terras started a data collection 2011, see her blog http://melissaterras.blogspot.nl/2011/11/stats-and-digital-humanities.html Part of the Infographic
  11. 11. Analytic frames for a new scientific field Funding, university faculties, projects, start-upsFunding, university faculties, projects, start-ups Methods, textbooks, courses, chairsMethods, textbooks, courses, chairs Self-organized, autonomous academia Norms, values, behavior, institutions What are legitimate questions and answers? Who is recognized for valuable contributions? What are the appropriate places to talk and publish? What are the most visible institutions? Self-organized, autonomous academia Norms, values, behavior, institutions What are legitimate questions and answers? Who is recognized for valuable contributions? What are the appropriate places to talk and publish? What are the most visible institutions? Potential traces: researchers, publications, journals, books, courses, conferences, funding, chairs, …..
  12. 12. References •Koopman, R., Wang, S., Scharnhorst, A., Englebienne, G.: Ariadne's thread: Interactive navigation in a world of networked information. In: CHI'15 Extended Abstracts. (2015) •Wyatt, S., Millen, D., eds.: Meaning and Perspectives in the Digital Humanities. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (2014) •Akdag Salah, A.A., Scharnhorst, A., Leydesdor, L.: Mapping the ow of digital humanities. In: Digital Humanities Conference (DH2010), Kings College, London, UK (June 2010) •Leydesdor, L., Akdag Salah, A.A.: Maps on the basis of the arts & humanities citation index: The journals leonardo and art journal versus digital humanities as a topic. Journal of the American Society for information Science and Technology 61(4) (2010) •Wyatt, S., Leydesdorf, L.: e-humanities or digital humanities: Is that the question? In: Digital Humanities Workshop. (2013)

Digital Humanities (DH) has been depicted as an innovative engine for humanities, as a challenge for Data Science, and as an area where libraries, archives and providers of e-research infrastructures join forces with research pioneers. However DH is defined, one thing is certain: DH is a new community which manifests and identifies itself via the Internet and social media. In this paper we propose to describe DH as a virtual community (VC), and discuss the implications of such an epistemic approach. We start with a (re)inspection of the scholarly discourse about VCs, and the analytic frameworks which have been applied to study them. We discuss the aspects that are highlighted by taking such a stance, and use the guidelines proposed by the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Internet Science (EINS) in our investigation.

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