Research Methods for the Arts and Humanities: Research Methods for History

Editors: Gunn, Simon and Faire, Lucy
Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $117.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $175.50
ISBN: 978-1-4744-0873-8
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Available
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This updated edition brings students the sources, techniques and concepts needed for effective historical research in both the physical and digital archives. Each chapter introduces a different research method. These range from the established, such as archival research, to the less widely known, such as GIS (Geographical Information Systems), and recent trends, such as textual analysis and material culture studies.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • 1. Introduction: Why Bother with Method? - Simon Gunn and Lucy Faire
  • PART 1 THE ESSENTIALS
  • 2. Working With/In the Archives - Michelle T. King
  • 3. Approaching Visual Materials - Ludmilla Jordanova
  • 4. Material Culture - Alan Mayne
  • 5. Landscape and Place - Jo Guldi
  • PART 2 RESEARCHING INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS
  • 6. Collective Biography - Krista Cowman
  • 7. Life Stories and Historical Analysis - Alistair Thomson
  • PART 3 QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS
  • 8. GIS, Spatial Technologies and Digital Mapping - Keith Lilley and Catherine Porter
  • 9. Document to Database and Spreadsheet - R. J. Morris
  • 10. Digital Research - Bob Nicholson
  • PART 4 DECIPHERING MEANINGS
  • 11. Reading Language as a Historical Source - Julie-Marie Strange
  • 12. Analysing Behaviour as Performance - Simon Gunn
  • PART 5 RETHINKING CATEGORIES
  • 13. Ethics and Historical Research - William Gallois
  • 14. Time, Temporality and History - Prashant Kidambi
  • Notes on Contributors