Big Data in History

Big Data in History

By: Patrick Manning (author)Paperback

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Big Data in History introduces the project to create a world-historical archive, tracing the last four centuries of historical dynamics and change. Chapters address the archive's overall plan, how to interpret the past through a global archive, the missions of gathering records, linking local data into global patterns, and exploring the results.

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Patrick Manning is Mellon Professor of World History and Director of the World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. A leader in world-historical scholarship and institution-building, with specialization in Africa and the African diaspora, he now directs an effort to create a world-historical archive.


1. Challenges of Big Data in History 2. The Need to Know our Global Past 3. CHIA: Its Collaborative Mission, Structure, and Innovation 4. Mission 1: Assembling and Documenting the Data 5. Mission 2: Creating a Comprehensive Historical Archive 6. Mission 3: Analyzing and Visualizing Data Worldwide 7. Comparisons: Big Data across Time and Disciplines 8. Priorities for CHIA: Benefits of CHIA

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781137378965
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 127
  • ID: 9781137378965
  • weight: 314
  • ISBN10: 1137378964

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