Towards an Ethics of Online Research:Accounting for Absence in the Jefferson Digital Archive<br />The Past’s Digital Prese...
Screencap of the Jefferson Digital Archive main page<br />
“Having been at great expence [sic] in having James Hemings taught the art of cookery, desiring to befriend him, and to re...
Screencap of a search on “James Hemings” in the Jefferson Digital Archive<br />
Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research</li...
ANALYSIS of the TEXTS: What did I find? What does it mean? What does it mean to me?</li></li></ul><li>Four Techniques Towa...
ANALYSIS of the TEXTS: What did I find? What does it mean? What does it mean to me?
ANALYSISof the ARCHIVE: Content, Construction, Technical Surfaces, Ethical Depths </li></li></ul><li>Screencap of the sear...
Screencap of a search on “James Hemings” in the digital edition of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson<br />
Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research
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Towards an Ethics of Online Research: Accounting for Absence in the Jefferson Digital Archive

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My slides from my talk at The Past's Digital Presence conference, Yale University, February 20, 2010.

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Towards an Ethics of Online Research: Accounting for Absence in the Jefferson Digital Archive

  1. 1. Towards an Ethics of Online Research:Accounting for Absence in the Jefferson Digital Archive<br />The Past’s Digital Presence<br />Yale University<br />February 20, 2010<br />Lauren F. Klein<br />lklein@post.harvard.edu<br />
  2. 2. Screencap of the Jefferson Digital Archive main page<br />
  3. 3. “Having been at great expence [sic] in having James Hemings taught the art of cookery, desiring to befriend him, and to require from him as little in return as possible, I do hereby promise and declare, that if the said James shall go with me to Monticello in the course of the ensuing winter, when I go to reside there myself, and shall there continue until he shall have taught such person as I shall place under him for that purpose to be a good cook, this previous condition being performed, he shall be thereupon made free, and I will thereupon execute all proper instruments to make him free. Given under my hand and seal in the county of Philadelphia and state of Pennsylvania this 15th. day of September one thousand seven hundred and ninety three.” <br />Text of Jefferson’s agreement with James Hemings, September 15, 1793<br />
  4. 4. Screencap of a search on “James Hemings” in the Jefferson Digital Archive<br />
  5. 5. Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research</li></li></ul><li>Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research
  6. 6. ANALYSIS of the TEXTS: What did I find? What does it mean? What does it mean to me?</li></li></ul><li>Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research
  7. 7. ANALYSIS of the TEXTS: What did I find? What does it mean? What does it mean to me?
  8. 8. ANALYSISof the ARCHIVE: Content, Construction, Technical Surfaces, Ethical Depths </li></li></ul><li>Screencap of the search page of the digital edition of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson<br />
  9. 9. Screencap of a search on “James Hemings” in the digital edition of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson<br />
  10. 10. Four Techniques Towards an Ethics of Online Research<br /><ul><li>IMMERSION in the archive and the process of research
  11. 11. ANALYSIS of the TEXTS: What did I find? What does it mean? What does it mean to me?
  12. 12. ANALYSISof the ARCHIVE: Content, Construction, Technical Surfaces, Ethical Depths
  13. 13. RESPOND RESPONSIBLY to the archive: Attend to the interplay between researcher and electronic text</li>

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