Tantrums and Traitors: A Diachronic Analysis of Emotions in Parliamentary Debates on War Criminals and Collaborators

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Abstract

In this study emotions in discussions about the punishment of collaborators and war criminals in the Netherlands are investigated by analysing the verbatim minutes of parliament. The application of text mining techniques to this digitised historical text corpus allows for a diachronic perspective on a historical case study. With this paper, I present the historical case, the materials and techniques used, and some insights based on preliminary results. I will also address general advantages and limitations of using text mining in historical research. Aim of this investigation is to explicitly investigate and discuss the validity of the use of emotion lexicons in diachronic historical research.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2019
EventDigital Humanities Conference 2019 - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 09 Jul 201912 Jul 2019
https://dh2019.adho.org

Conference

ConferenceDigital Humanities Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleDH2019
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period09/07/201912/07/2019
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Keywords

  • War Criminals
  • World War II
  • Computational History
  • History of Emotions
  • time series analysis

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