Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale

@article{Vareschi2016ArchivesNM,
  title={Archives, Numbers, Meaning: The Eighteenth-Century Playbill at Scale},
  author={Mark Vareschi and Mattie Burkert},
  journal={Theatre Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={68},
  pages={597 - 613}
}
Abstract: As a necessary precondition of large-scale digital humanities projects, texts, archival materials, and historical individuals must become data—a process that involves choices about collection, curation, and preparation. While scholars of media and digital culture make clear the mediated and constructed nature of data, practitioners of “distant reading” and related methods have been less inclined to offer a transparent account of their materials. This essay models a theoretically… Expand
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