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Archives as Data

Instructor(s): Hannah L. Jacobs

A discursive and hands-on engagement with questions of how archival materials can be transformed into data, why scholars may engage archives as data, what kinds of ethical concerns arise when archives are understood as data, and how to critique archival data scholarship. Drawing on library and information sciences and humanities scholarship, learn to combine archival theories with theories of data structuring when developing research questions. Gather and structure data from many types of archival materials representing a range of cultures and communities housed in Duke’s David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Perform humanistic analyses via both digital and analog methods.­

Course Code(s): ISS 310S

Curriculum Code(s): STS, R

Day(s) & Times(s): M 1:25-2:40 PM

Location: Smith Warehouse Bay 11 A233