Hearing Voices in the Archive: Wartime Correspondence and the Road to Expanded Source Criticism

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This contribution reflects on digital transformations and the ‘analog’ provenance of historical archival collections of so-called ‘egodocuments’. The increasing availability and usage of digital-born or digitised records in historical scholarship has created a momentum to critically reflect on transformative interactions with(in) the archive when doing (digital) historical research. The recently digitised wartime letters collection (1935-1950), held by the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, serves as a case study to illustrate a need to expand current practices of source criticism in historical scholarship in the digital age. During the workshop, I presented some exemplary cases and offer some guiding principles and strategies for what I call ‘expanded source criticism’.
Periode23 mei 2024
EvenementstitelExploring Historical War Experiences through Digital Sources and Methodologies
LocatieTampere, FinlandToon op kaart
Mate van erkenningInternationaal