Comma

Names, places and history. Two projects on universal access to primary sources and Brazilian historiography

Comma (2008), 2008, (2), 19–30.

Abstract

The two projects The Visual Memory Network of Victoria Bay, and Itabirito names and places construct a methodology to universalize historical information. They speak to the 'historian-collector 'who uses the Internet to link information. The projects allow for a critical reflection upon the history of Baía de Vitória and the region of Itabirito in Brazil. Its approach moves the network away from universal history and chronological time in which the date sequence supplies an a priori sense for historical development and the logic sequencing of facts. Instead, the network offers many different ways of accessing the images and texts, by exploring the web and interweaving technological effects as opposed to linear homogeneous time and thus allowing for many different ways of producing history.

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Lopes, Myriam