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'What is national biography for? Dictionaries and digital history', in Karen Fox ed. True Biographies of Nations? Cultural Journeys in National Biography (ANU Press, 2019), 57-78

Citation: Carter, Philip (2019) 'What is national biography for? Dictionaries and digital history', in Karen Fox ed. True Biographies of Nations? Cultural Journeys in National Biography (ANU Press, 2019), 57-78. In: True Biographies of Nations? Cultural Journeys in National Biography. ANU Press, Canberra, Australia, pp. 57-78.

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Book description: Dictionaries of national biography are a long-established and significant genre of biographical and historical writing, existing in many forms across the globe. This book brings together practitioners from around the English‑speaking world to reflect on national biographical dictionary projects’ recent cultural journeys, and the challenges presented to them by such developments as the transition to a digital environment, a new alertness to the need to represent diversity, and the rise of transnationalism. Exploring their paths forward, the chapters of this book collectively make a powerful argument for the continued value and importance of large‑scale collaborative biographical dictionary research.

Creators: Carter, Philip (0000-0002-1469-1389) and
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22459/TBN.2019
Official URL: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/anu-l...
Subjects: History
Digital Humanities
Keywords: digital history, reference, biography
Divisions: Institute of Historical Research
Dates:
  • 12 April 2019 (published)

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