The Digital Archiving of Historical Political Cartoons: An Introduction

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Abstract

Political (editorial) cartoons often capture the Zeitgeist of society and convey a message. Increasingly, historians study them to understand commentaries of past events or personalities. Visual culture as an academic subject could be greatly enhanced if this information can be digitally archived. We employ crowdsourcing to obtain valuable metadata by guiding volunteers' feedback using an online survey with 31 targeted questions. We provide intellectual access to a set of about 300 cartoons of a single creator spanning over multiple years in a highly interactive search engine.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 13th Dutch-Belgian Workshop on Information Retrieval, Delft, The Netherlands, April 26th, 2013, CEUR Workshop Proceedings, ISSN 1613-0073
EditorsC Eickhoff, A.P. de Vries
Pages52-53
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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