Introducing Jeri Wieringa: On Data, Religion, and Digital Humanities

Despite the rising popularity of digital scholarship in the humanities, there still exists a great deal of tension between this new scholarship and more traditional methods. Primarily the concern lies in how to measure the work done between the two, with many seeing the former as less taxing than tr...

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Published in:Bulletin for the study of religion
Main Author: Bell, Caitlyn
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Equinox [2020]
In: Bulletin for the study of religion
Year: 2020, Volume: 49, Issue: 1/2, Pages: 29-32
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Science of Religion / Digital humanities
IxTheo Classification:AA Study of religion
AD Sociology of religion; religious policy
Further subjects:B AAR
B Digital humanities
B THATCamp
B humanities computing
B Jeri Wieringa
B digital scholarship
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Summary:Despite the rising popularity of digital scholarship in the humanities, there still exists a great deal of tension between this new scholarship and more traditional methods. Primarily the concern lies in how to measure the work done between the two, with many seeing the former as less taxing than traditional methods and requiring additional work out of those pursuing digital scholarship. In a recent meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR), Jeri E. Wieringa spoke on a panel that showcased the digital work in the humanities so as to highlight the need for academia to better incorporate digital scholarship. Her talk, discussed prominently in this paper, highlighted her doctoral work and clearly expressed the similarities between traditional and digital methods of scholarly research.
ISSN:2041-1871
Contains:Enthalten in: Bulletin for the study of religion
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1558/bsor.17715