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Ethnography can be defined as the small-scale study of human behavior through "clinical" observation and intersubjective participation.

Of Caring Connections: Well-Being, Entrepreneurship & Technology

Article
Inge van de Ven
02/12/2022
12 minutes to read

Bringing together an entrepreneurial and media studies perspective, we offer several suggestions for Tilburg University to help improve the well-being and quality of life for its academic staff.

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Being one of them: Participating in an online community while researching cultural heritage

Article
Jos Swanenberg
02/08/2022
8 minutes to read

How can researchers use social media to empower speakers of local dialects? In this article, Jos Swanenberg explains how Facebook and Instagram helped him to collect data on language variation, while simultaneously connecting with members of the community and handing back the accumulated knowledge.

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Farewell, Jan Blommaert

Article
Tom Van Hout
09/01/2021
2 minutes to read

Tom Van Hout says farewell to Jan Blommaert. He praises not only the academic, but also the man who normalized vulnerability

Although we tend to think about digital humanities as the application of quantitative methods to digitized material, other digital tools can impact scholarship considerably. I introduce three types of born-digital publications: public databases, hypertext journals, and companion websites. I argue that these are digital humanities tools that drive nonlinear research practices, enabling personal and communal readings.

Health

Anti-vaccine movement: the epidemic of stupid

Column
Blean Tsige
06/03/2019
13 minutes to read

The purpose of this column is to highlight the influence of social networking platforms on society. In particular on the way in which the outbreak of measles can be blamed on to misinformation that is spread on these platforms.