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Digital Humanities: Getting Started

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Between 1500 and 1800, the rapid evolution of postal communication allowed ordinary men and women to scatter letters across Europe like never before. This exchange helped knit together what contemporaries called the ‘respublica litteraria’, a knowledge-based civil society, crucial to that era’s intellectual breakthroughs, formative of many modern values and institutions, and a potential cornerstone of a transnational level of European identity. Ironically, the exchange of letters which created this community also dispersed the documentation required to study it, posing enormous difficulties for historians of the subject ever since. To reassemble that scattered material and chart the history of that imagined community, we need a revolution in digital communications. Between 2014 and 2018, an EU networking grant assembled an interdisciplinary community of over 200 experts from 33 different countries and many different fields for four years of structured discussion. The aim was to envisage transnational digital infrastructure for facilitating the radically multilateral collaboration needed to reassemble this scattered documentation and to support a new generation of scholarly work and public dissemination.

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Introduction: Digital Humanities at UCC Library

This guide lists and describes resources for Digital Humanities at UCC Library.The tabs at the top of the page will help you find

  • Books & e-books
  • Journals & databases
  • Theses
  • Useful web resources

Background Reading

Special Collections & Archives

Special Collections and Archives offer a predetermined number of collections for use in digital projects. Please contact Crónán Ó Doibhlin for further information.

OneSearch

OneSearch searches across a lot of the Library print AND electronic resources at the same time, including:

  • Library Catalogue
  • Journals
  • Databases
  • Books, eBooks
  • Newspaper articles
  • Theses
  • Open Access resources

Information on how to use OneSearch

Quick Search

Digital Humanities

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Cathal Kerrigan
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CACSSS and ACE
Boole Library, University College, Cork.

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