NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2020, Book 1

Education and educational research

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH SOURCES: THE EXAMPLE OF STUDYING THEOSOPHICAL JOURNALISM OF THE RUSSIAN EMIGRATION OF 1920S-1930S

Prof. Elena Kriazheva-Kartseva, Ph.D.

ABSTRACT

The article is devoted to the study of the experience of using the capabilities of Digital Humanities in the preparation of research projects in history. In particular, the article reveals the methodology for using a complex of areas of information computer technologies when working with sources, on the example of studying Russian Theosophical Journalism of Emigration of 1920s-1930s, which can be used when studying other topics by students of humanitarian orientation. The teacher can teach students to use information technology in different ways. First, get acquainted with the databases of archives and electronic libraries. Modern capabilities allow you to remotely analyze the catalogs of emigrant publications. Secondly, the researcher has access in a number of cases to already digitized sources in databases, for example, in the Consolidated Catalog of Periodicals of the Russian Emigration - Emigrantika (http://www.emigrantica.ru/), getting acquainted not only with the text, but also visual information. Thirdly, Digital Humanities allow using a variety of tools for interpreting texts, in particular, programs for creating author's databases with the introduction of hypertext, programs for conducting content analysis. It is these components that allow us to conclude that modern information computer technologies are increasingly allowing historians to conduct a source study of electronic resources, interpret the received primary data, and in the future create more and more advanced distributed systems. Acquaintance of students with the models of work of researchers using the capabilities of Digital Humanities should also contribute to the more active implementation of modern methods of working with various types of information contained in historical sources.

KEYWORDS

Digital Humanities, multimodal humanities, teaching students new methods of historical research, Theosophical Journalism of the Russian Emigration of 1920s – 1930s

REFERENCE

NORDSCI International Conference 2020, Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-11-9, DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND TRAINING STUDENTS TO WORK WITH SOURCES: THE EXAMPLE OF STUDYING THEOSOPHICAL JOURNALISM OF THE RUSSIAN EMIGRATION OF 1920S-1930S, 33-40 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/NORDSCI2020/B1/V3/03