Primary sources for a digital-born history: the Hispanic blogosphere on the Spanish Civil War and Franco's regime Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2018

issue

  • 2

volume

  • 7

electronic international standard serial number (EISSN)

  • 2253-797X

abstract

  • The digital environment has enabled the creation of new genres and formats that give birth to an array of digital-born sources at the disposal of historians. The traditional digitised sources that refer us to conventional archives are now joined by a series of on-line resources with valuable information on the history and culture of today's world, which should not be ignored by the historiography focused on studying the recent past as well as historiography aiming to analyse the dialogues between past and present. In this document, we have chosen one of those sources, blogs, and we propose methodological guidelines for their analysis. Moreover, a specific analysis is proposed on blogs related to the history and memory of the Spanish Civil War and Franco's regime.

keywords

  • Weblogs
    Digital research methods
    Historiography
    Digital resources
    Spanish Civil War
    Franco’s dictatorship.
    Métodos digitales de investigación
    Historiografía
    Recursos digitales
    Guerra Civil Española
    Dictadura de Franco