Introduction: Historicizing big data

Elena Aronova, Christine Von Oertzen, David Sepkoski

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Abstract

The history of data brings together topics and themes from a variety of perspectives in history of science: histories of the material culture of information and of computing, the history of politics on individual and global scales, gender and women’s history, as well as the histories of many individual disciplines, to name just a few of the areas covered by essays in this volume. But the history of data is more than just the sum of its parts. It provides an emerging new rubric for considering the impact of changes in cultures of information in the sciences in the longue durée, and an opportunity for historians to rethink important questions that cross many of our traditional disciplinary categories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalOsiris
Volume32
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)

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    Data Histories

    Aronova, E., Von Oertzen, C. & Sepkoski, D. C., Oct 2017, In : Osiris. 32, 304 p.

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