Data analytics as curatorial practice

Historians and specialists in both scientific areas of research and those of the humanities, have always been held in high regard for their knowledge of the past and their ability to understand and analyse the present by drawing on history. However, we have reached a point when no one individual can compete with the large databases and online platforms that hold thousands of years’ worth of information. Technology has advanced to unimaginable lengths, even our everyday gadgets are performing tasks that would be impossible for any single human to do at such speeds and with such high levels of efficiency. […]