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Humanities 2014, 3(2), 185-209; doi:10.3390/h3020185

Cyber-Cultural History: Some Initial Steps toward a Cultural History of Digital Networking

Dipartimento di Scienze Storiche, Geografiche e dell'Antichità, Università di Padova, Via del Vescovado, 30 35141 Padova, Italy
Received: 17 March 2014 / Revised: 14 May 2014 / Accepted: 14 May 2014 / Published: 20 May 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cultural History: The State of the Field)
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Abstract

Too much in the present to be legitimately regarded as “history”, yet too important to be ignored by scholars, the cultural history of digital networking remains a largely unexplored field of study. The present article seeks to connect the reasons for this lack of interest in the subject to the difficulties which historians face when approaching it. By piecing together the fragments of a history that for the most part still awaits being written—yet not always by taking historical–cultural works as a starting point—the author suggests some key moments, crucial themes, critical points and possible future developments.
Keywords: cultural history; media history; computer history; digital networking cultural history; media history; computer history; digital networking
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

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Mazzini, F. Cyber-Cultural History: Some Initial Steps toward a Cultural History of Digital Networking. Humanities 2014, 3, 185-209.

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