Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

7-2011

Abstract

This article explores how contemporary historians can avail themselves of quantitative approaches to examine how elusive concepts like ‘time’ and ‘space’ have been used in the public domain. By making use of specifically designed programs, historians can use digital tools to harness an unprecedented mass of information. This is a particularly important methodological innovation at a time of rapidly expanding data: news, speeches, and commentary are available first electronically, and they are available on countless sites in an unprecedented array of formats. Mastering these sources digitally is not only imperative for the contemporary historian; it also provides essential source material for understanding how language and meanings change over time, between contexts, and across different media.

Keywords

Communication, Place, Rhetoric, Space, Time

Discipline

Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

Journal of Contemporary History

Volume

46

Issue

3

First Page

592

Last Page

609

ISSN

0022-0094

Identifier

10.1177/0022009411403340

Publisher

SAGE Publications (UK and US)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

https://doi.org/10.1177/0022009411403340

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