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Humanist Archives: May 20, 2020, 7:51 a.m. Humanist 34.34 - now we can search

                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 34.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: 2020-05-20 05:40:09+00:00
        From: Manfred Thaller 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 34.30: now we can search

Dear Willard,

thanks a lot to Brian Maher and the team supporting Humanist at King's!

This is indeed very good news if you are interested in the development
of the reception of ideas from other disciplines within the community
interested in the connections between the Humanities, information
technology and the disciplines providing their conceptual background.

Some surprises turned up immediately.

My best,

Am 19.05.2020 um 09:39 schrieb Humanist:
>                    Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 34, No. 30.
>              Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
>                     Hosted by King's Digital Lab
>                         www.dhhumanist.org
>                  Submit to: humanist@dhhumanist.org
>          Date: 2020-05-18 16:12:44+00:00
>          From: Willard McCarty 
>          Subject: Humanist's searching function
> Dear colleagues,
> Brian Maher, Senior Research Software Engingeer & Systems Administrator
> at King's Digital Lab, has just sent me the following:
>> I have some good news to share amongst the gloom... I have now
>> implemented a basic version of the archive search for Humanist! I
>> have kept the styling in keeping with the rest of the site, and there
>> is little we can really do to display “preview” results of HTML
>> files, but it is now, at least, finally possible to perform a text
>> search over the entire archive.
>> E.g: https://dhhumanist.org/search.html?q=DH2008 or (going further
>> back) https://dhhumanist.org/search.html?q=ICCH87
>> The search index will be automatically updated at 23:00 UTC every
>> day, so please don’t be alarmed if newly sent messages don’t show up
>> in search results until the following day (it’s just more efficient
>> to perform a daily index update, rather than updating on every sent
>> email).
> All our thanks to him for the fine work. Since Humanist has migrated
> several times and so taken on several formats, the results of a search
> cannot be homogeneous, but at least everything in the archive is now
> within easy reach. From an historical point of view, this is quite a
> horde, on the basis of which histories and sociologies of digital
> humanities from 1987 to the moving present can be written. We've not
> been good at paying attention to our own history; indeed, sometimes
> I think that very few of us are aware that we have much of a past,
> that this past matters and that histories written from its record
> would greatly strengthen and clarify what the digital humanities
> are capable of.
> Yours,
> WM
> --
> Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/),
> Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College
> London; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews
> (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) and Humanist (www.dhhumanist.org)

Prof. em. Dr. Manfred Thaller
Zuletzt Universität zu Köln /
Formerly University at Cologne

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