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Explorations in the digital history of ideas : new methods and computational approaches

Title
Explorations in the digital history of ideas : new methods and computational approaches / edited by Peter de Bolla.
ISBN
9781009263610 (ebook)
9781009263580 (hardback)
9781009263603 (paperback)
Publication
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2024.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 292 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Summary
What would the history of ideas look like if we were able to read the entire archive of printed material of a historical period? Would our 'great men (usually)' story of how ideas are formed and change over time begin to look very different? This book explores these questions through case studies on ideas such as 'liberty', 'republicanism' or 'government' using digital humanities approaches to large scale text data sets. It sets out the methodologies and tools created by the Cambridge Concept Lab as exemplifications of how new digital methods can open up the history of ideas to heretofore unseen avenues of enquiry and evidence. By applying text mining techniques to intellectual history or the history of concepts, this book explains how computational approaches to text mining can substantially increase the power of our understanding of ideas in history.
Variant and related titles
Cambridge core frontlist 2023.
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Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
February 14, 2024
Contents
Distributional concept analysis and the digital history of ideas / Peter de Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia and John Regan
Operationalizing conceptual structure / Paul Nulty
The idea of liberty, 1600-1800 / Peter de Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia and John Regan
The idea of government in the British eighteenth century / Peter de Bolla, Ewan Jones, Paul Nulty, Gabriel Recchia and John Regan
Republicanism in the founding of America / Peter de Bolla
Enlightenment entanglements of improvement and growth / Peter de Bolla, Ryan Heuser and Mark Algee-Hewitt
The idea of commercial society : changing contexts and scales / John Regan
The age of irritability / Ewan Jones and Natalie Roxburgh
On bubbles and bubbling : the idea of 'the South Sea bubble' / Claire Wilkinson
Embedded ideas : revolutionary theory and political science in the eighteenth century / Mark Algee-Hewitt
Computing Koselleck : modeling semantic revolutions, 1720-1960 / Ryan Heuser.
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