Essays about: "History of Humanities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 essays containing the words History of Humanities.

  1. 1. Egyptology in the Periphery. Valdemar Schmidt and the making of Egyptology in Denmark 1872–1925

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Historia

    Author : Andreas Alm; [2019]
    Keywords : Egyptology; History of Egyptology; Archaeology; Denmark; Scandinavia; Egypt; History of Humanities; Periphery; 19th Century; 20th Century; World War I; Mummies; Museums; Mummy unwrapping; Egyptomania; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : Egyptology in the 19th and early 20th centuries developed simultaneously with increased imperial presence in Egypt by the European imperial powers, which would have influence on how the discipline was practised. The history of Egyptology has for this reason primarily focused on the big four – Great Britain, France, Germany and USA – and on Egypt itself. READ MORE

  2. 2. “Frankenstein Complex” in the Realm of Digital Humanities : Data Mining Classic Horror Cinema via Media History Digital Library (MHDL)

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Filmvetenskap

    Author : Tianyu Jiang; [2019]
    Keywords : Digital Humanities; “Frankenstein Complex”; Meta-inquiry; Media History Digital Library; Arclight; Digital archive; Data mining; Classic horror cinema; Film phenomenology; Queer phenomenology; Horror spectatorship;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the complexity of digitalization and humanities research practices, with a specific focus on digital archives and film history research. I propose the term “Frankenstein Complex” to highlight and contextualize the epistemological collision and empirical challenges humanities scholars encounter when utilizing digital resources with digital methods. READ MORE

  3. 3. Cultivating Cultural Citizenship : Acclimatize and the role of creative practices in digital, participatory art exhibitions dealing with climate change

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Lina Lockean; [2019]
    Keywords : Climate change; Participatory art; Media; Communication; Environmental Communication; Digital media; Participation; Audience research; Environmental humanities; Environmental science; Cultural communication; Civic culture; Museum studies; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : The master thesis ‘Cultivating Cultural Citizenship - Acclimatize and the role of creative practices in digital participatory art exhibitions dealing with climate change’ studies Moderna Museet Stockholm’s (The Stockholm Museum of Modern Art) exhibition “Acclimatize” by conducting a multi-method qualitative case study aimed at holistically understanding what role creative practices in a museum setting can play in the climate change discourse. It investigates how digital participation can cultivate cultural citizenship by creatively practicing civic identity, and through accessibility and inclusiveness, open up alternative routes into the climate change conversation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Drilling for time: ice cores and the synchronization of temporalities in glaciology, 1935-1978

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för idé- och lärdomshistoria

    Author : Erik Isberg; [2018]
    Keywords : ice cores; Arctic science; temporalities; Environmental humanities; climate modelling; history of science; Willi Dansgaard; Anthropocene; synchronization; temporal regimes; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : Since their emergence in the 1950’s, ice cores have ventured from being scientific objects of concern to a limited number of glaciologists to becoming one of the most iconic representations of anthropogenic climate change. This thesis aims to historicize the way in which ice cores became enrolled into climate discourse, particularly emphasizing the production and representation of temporalities of the global climate that the ice cores made possible. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stimulating Engagement and Learning Through Gamified Crowdsourcing : Development and Evaluation of a Digital Platform

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för ABM

    Author : Maja Dahlqvist; [2017]
    Keywords : Crowdsourcing; Gamification; Digitisation; Text Transcription; Metadata Tagging; Digital Humanities;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to develop a gamified crowdsourcing platform for transcription and metadata tagging of digitised text documents, and further to examine whether the platform can stimulate engagement in archives and be used as an educational resource. The case, around which the thesis project is conducted, is the governmental Archives of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its historical documents which were damaged in a fire in 2014. READ MORE