Ciula, Arianna ORCID: 0000-0003-4247-1073 and Eide, Oyvind (2017). Modelling in digital humanities: Signs in context. Digit. Scholarsh. Humanit., 32. S. 33 - 47. OXFORD: OXFORD UNIV PRESS. ISSN 2055-768X

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In this paper we focus on modelling as a creative process to gain new knowledge about material and immaterial objects by generating and manipulating external representations of them. We aim at enriching the current theoretical understanding by contextualising digital humanities practices within a semiotic conceptualisation of modelling. A semiotic approach enables us to contextualise modelling in a scholarly framework well suited to humanistic enquiries, forcing us to investigate how models function as signs within specific contexts of production and use. Kralemann and Lattmann's semiotic model of modelling complemented by EllestroM's theories on iconicity are some of the tools we use to inform this semiotic perspective on modelling. We contextualise Kralemann and Lattmann's theory within modelling practices in digital humanities by using three examples of models representing components and structure of historical artefacts. We show how their model of models can be used to understand and contextualise the models we study and how their classification of model types clarify important aspects of digital humanities modelling practice.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-234316
DOI: 10.1093/llc/fqw045
Journal or Publication Title: Digit. Scholarsh. Humanit.
Volume: 32
Page Range: S. 33 - 47
Date: 2017
Place of Publication: OXFORD
ISSN: 2055-768X
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Fächergruppe 1: Kunstgeschichte, Musikwissenschaft, Medienkultur und Theater, Linguistik, IDH > Institut für Digital Humanities (IDH)
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Humanities, Multidisciplinary; LinguisticsMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes


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