[Humanist] 27.902 milestone

Humanist Discussion Group willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk
Fri Mar 21 07:32:48 CET 2014


                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 902.
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        Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:20:10 +0100
        From: Dino Buzzetti <dino.buzzetti at gmail.com>
        Subject: Re:  27.898 milestone
        In-Reply-To: <20140320065300.413F06482 at digitalhumanities.org>


​Agreed !  "history" and "memory", or recollections, are quite
different things,                       -dino​

On 20 March 2014 07:53, Humanist Discussion Group <
willard.mccarty at mccarty.org.uk> wrote:

>                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 27, No. 898.
>             Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                        www.digitalhumanities.org/humanist
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>         Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 01:36:11 +0000
>         From: Susan Ford <susan.ford at anu.edu.au>
>         Subject: RE:  27.893 milestone
>         In-Reply-To: <20140319062110.1E708625F at digitalhumanities.org>
>
>
> Ah - Yes - and 'self-consciousness' does not make historiography, and, as
> Jan notes, does not even make a milestone: it is a consequence of living in
> a post-modern world.
>
> 'the personal reflections of members of a user community can provide
> valuable insights
> into the technology’s history.'  Hmmm - 'personal reflections' of anybody
> are good primary
> data (I'd love to have more personal reflections of Hekataios for example,
> rather than only
> being able to see him through Herodotos); and primary data, if there is
> enough of it, may enable
> insights, but I'm a bit skeptical.  One thing is certain, a history of any
> 'technology' cannot be written
> by someone inside the 'discipline', someone who 'did' it: one has only to
> look at most issues of
> Annals of the History of Computing, which are very valuable collections of
> source material, and no more.
>
> Susan
> PhD candidate, Classics, College of Arts and Social Sciences
> The Australian National University


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