New Forms of History: Critiquing Data and Its Representations

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Frederick W. Gibbs discusses the implications of data analysis and visualizations in The American Historian (no 7, February 2016):

As the historical record becomes increasingly digitized, historians now have new research methodologies and modes of dissemination at their fingertips that have virtually no precedent. Many of these opportunities center on an increasing use of data and its representations in historical analysis, interpretation, and writing.... The critical question I would like to take up here, however, is how our understanding of, and interactions with, the "raw" materials of research will be facilitated by data, visualizations, and interfaces.