Victorian Murder and the Digital Humanities

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Abstract

The rapid extension of what has become known as the Digital Humanities has resulted in an array of online resources for researchers within the subdiscipline of Victorian Studies. But the increasingly acquisitive nature of these digital projects poses the question as to what happens once all the information and material we have related to the Victorians has been archived? This paper is an attempt to anticipate this question with specific reference to future digital resources for the study of ‘Victorian murder culture’, and in particular, the essentially textual nature of the nineteenth-century experience of crime. It will argue that there is potential for new forms of digital-humanities archive that offer a more participatory user experience, one that nurtures a cognitively empathic understanding of the complex intertextuality of Victorian crime culture.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalHumanities
Volume7
Issue number82
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2018

Keywords

  • Victorian
  • interdisciplinarity
  • disciplinarity
  • knowledge
  • hypertexts
  • curation
  • archives
  • periodicals
  • reading
  • cognitive empathy
  • aesthetics
  • murder
  • crime
  • nineteenth century
  • digital humanities
  • Victorian Studies

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McCaw, Neil. / Victorian Murder and the Digital Humanities. In: Humanities. 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 82. pp. 1-12.
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Victorian Murder and the Digital Humanities. / McCaw, Neil.

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