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Humanist Archives: Nov. 16, 2021, 7:09 a.m. Humanist 35.357 - pubs: Trading Zones of Digital History

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 35, No. 357.
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        Date: 2021-11-15 15:52:29+00:00
        From: Max Kemman <>
        Subject: Book publication: Trading Zones of Digital History

Dear all,

I am excited to announce the release of my book Trading Zones of Digital
History as part of the book series Studies of Digital History and
Hermeneutics with De Gruyter and the C²DH. The book is open access and can
be found here:

In this book I employ and expand the concept of trading zones from the
historian of science Peter Galison to analyse digital history
collaborations. Through an ethnographic study of several digital history
projects in The Netherlands and Belgium and following the establishment of
the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History in Luxembourg I provide an
empirical account of how digital history collaborations are conducted and

From the backmatter:

"Digital history is commonly argued to be positioned between the
traditionally historical and the computational or digital. By studying
digital history collaborations and the establishment of the Luxembourg
Centre for Contemporary and Digital History, Kemman examines how digital
history will impact historical scholarship. His analysis shows that digital
history does not occupy a singular position between the digital and the
historical. Instead, historians continuously move across this dimension,
choosing or finding themselves in different positions as they construct
different trading zones through cross-disciplinary engagement, negotiation
of research goals and individual interests."

With kind regards,
dr. Max Kemman

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