The bird in hand: Humanities research data in the age of Open Data | Zenodo
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The advent of the Digital Humanities allows for new types of research and improve the efficacy of some traditional approaches. But it also raises existential questions about longstanding practices. Traditionally, humanities researchers have tended to work with details from a limited corpus to make larger arguments: “close readings” of selected passages in a given text to produce larger interpretations of the work as a whole; or of passages from a few selected works to support arguments about larger events, movements or schools.