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P-04: History and Historiographies
Wednesday, 10/Jul/2019:
11:00am - 12:30pm

Session Chair: Marc Priewe
Location: Grote Zaal
1250 pax


Oceanic Exchanges: Transnational Textual Migration And Viral Culture

Marc Priewe1, Lorella Viola2, Jaap Verheul2, Jana Keck1, Moritz Knabben1, Ernesto Priani Siasó4, Hannu Salmi3, Mila Oiva3

1University of Stuttgart, Germany; 2University of Utrecht, Netherlands; 3University of Turku, Finland; 4Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

The dramatic expansion of newspapers during the nineteenth century created a global culture of abundant, rapidly circulating information. For scholars of nineteenth-century periodicals and intellectual history, the digitization of newspaper archives and the ever-growing array of tools for accessing and assessing them provide a fruitful platform of new evidence to re-evaluate how readers around the world perceived each other and to obtain fresh insights on the global networks through which news and concepts traveled. In this panel, we want to focus on an array of text mining methods that are used in current research to identify and model patterns of information flow as well as to trace the migration of concepts in and through (digitized) newspapers across different communities over space and time.