Research in times of Wikileaks. Reflections on Contemporary History in the Twenty-First Century

Author/s Kiran Klaus Patel
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/37 Language Italian
Pages 17 P. 155-171 File size 164 KB
DOI 10.3280/MER2011-037010
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The article discusses the challenges contemporary history has to face due to the changing nature of its sources in the digital age. It argues that so far, historians have not done enough to prepare themselves for this new situation that will force the discipline to rethink established routines and standards. Moreover, it proposes concrete directions into which historiography should develop.

Keywords: Contemporary History; Digitalization; Sources; Wikileaks; XXI Century; Historiography

Kiran Klaus Patel, La scienza al tempo di Wikileaks. Riflessioni sulla storia contemporanea nel ventesimo secolo in "MEMORIA E RICERCA " 37/2011, pp 155-171, DOI: 10.3280/MER2011-037010