DTU skills training on ‘Digital Source Criticism’
30-31 October, 2017 (DHH-ST-02)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Fickers, Dr. Stefania Scagliola, Andy O’Dwyer
Historians of the 21st century need to be aware of how the transformation from analogue to digital affects the epistemological value and appearance of a source. The traditional way of questioning the authenticity of a document by finding out who created it, at which time, for which purpose and in which context, has been challenged now that the prefix ‘digital’ has been added to ‘source criticism’. This skills training explores the meanings and practices of ‘Digital Source Criticism’, the critical appraisal of digital sources of knowledge that can be retrieved from the web. It poses the question how the digital turn requires a further reconsideration of the historian’s craft.