Australia’s Women Surfers: History, Methodology and the Digital Humanities

Phillips, Murray G and Osmond, Gary (2015) Australia’s Women Surfers: History, Methodology and the Digital Humanities. Australian Historical Studies, 46 2: 285-303. doi:10.1080/1031461X.2015.1044757

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Author Phillips, Murray G
Osmond, Gary
Title Australia’s Women Surfers: History, Methodology and the Digital Humanities
Journal name Australian Historical Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1031-461X
1940-5049
Publication date 2015-08-24
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/1031461X.2015.1044757
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 46
Issue 2
Start page 285
End page 303
Total pages 19
Place of publication Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract The emerging field of digital humanities offers many potential innovations for historians, but also generates a host of methodological and philosophical challenges and issues. This article focuses on one feature of digital humanities, distant reading, to analyse the history of women's surfing in Australia in the early twentieth century. As a form of quantitative analysis involving data mining and visual representations, distant reading is used in tandem with traditional historical research methods to deconstruct the mythology of early Australian surfing. The article argues for the value of blending digital technologies with traditional qualitative methods to reveal new historical insights.
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