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A macroscope for global history - Seshat Global History Databank: A methodological overview

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This article introduces the ‘Seshat: Global History’ project, the methodology it is based upon and its potential as a tool for historians and other humanists. The article describes in detail how the Seshat methodology and platform can be used to tackle big questions that play out over long time scales whilst allowing users to drill down to the detail and place every single data point both in its historic and historiographical context. Seshat thus offers a platform underpinned by a rigorous me...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
ORCID:
0000-0002-1590-0509
Manning, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
Brennan, R More by this author
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John Templeton Foundation More from this funder
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Publisher:
Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations Publisher's website
Journal:
Digital Humanities Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
4
Publication date:
2016-10-05
Acceptance date:
2016-04-26
EISSN:
1938-4122
ISSN:
1938-4122
Pubs id:
pubs:630005
URN:
uri:52890885-3ee8-45e8-b94e-65fa28180714
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uuid:52890885-3ee8-45e8-b94e-65fa28180714
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pubs:630005

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