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Insights on scholarly primitives from Digital Humanities research in Spain

Toscano, Maurizio; Bocanegra Barbecho, Lidia; Ros, Salvador; Gonzalez-Blanco, Elena

This poster has been awarded with the Best Poster Award at DARIAH2020 virtual annual event

In order to provide the global community of scholars working in this field with a greater understanding of the current Spanish scenario, LINHD has recently promoted a research on the evolution of Digital Humanities in Spain in the last 25 years, a timeframe comparable with Unsworth first formulation of scholarly primitives. 

More than 1,000 records have been mapped, distributed as follow: 577 researchers; 368 projects; 88 resources; 9 post-graduate courses; and 8 specialised journals. Digital resources (i.e. repositories of documents, collections of artefacts, crowdsourcing platforms, dictionaries, databases, etc.), which are the object of this poster, have been produced, most of the time, with the aim to publish a service to improve the basic of day-to-day research workflow in the Humanities.

Our initial objectives were:

  • to classify and describe the digital resources mapped according with the classical and new scholarly primitives, in order to highlight presences, absence and recurring associations of these categories;
  • To visualize the relationships between scholarly primitives and other dimensions in our data, like discipline and typology.
  • to identify how the introduction of digital tools and methods has affected the basic functions of research in the Humanities in Spain over time.

Data analysed is part of a larger dataset that can be downloaded at

The whole dataset has been extensively analysed in

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