‘Daar spreken we nog over …’ : over disciplinaire vertogen en praktijken, voor en met elektronische dataverwerking = "We will talk about it later." On disciplinary discourses and practices, before and with electronic data processing"
This contribution introduces a series of articles titled “reculer pour mieux sauter” (meaning “moving back to take a better leap”), which are featured in this and subsequent issues of Volkskunde. The year 2000 was not only a significant milestone in the field of volkskunde, but it also appears to be the culmination of a period of (announcing) changes in scholarly practices, name-giving, and discourses across various institutions and networks in the Low Countries. Is it true that today there are no longer any “volkskundigen” – a Dutch equivalent of folklorists or ethnologists – in Flanders or the Netherlands? Has the Dutch term or even national(istic) version for (European) “ethnology” become an alternative since 2000? And/or has the paradigm of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage paradigm superseded everything? Or is it the transdisciplinary notion of heritage? And (critical) heritage studies? Is it not time to be inspired by programmes such as Anne Eriksen’s, wherein one distinguishes and considers precursors with valuable experiences and documentary heritage, while simultaneously embracing not only the power of the concept of “heritage” in the 21st century but also the novel possibilities of computer and other technologies? In this issue’s contributions, “mainly moving back”, special attention is devoted to the role of the Hoffmann-Krayer classification and how it was used in the 20th century, especially in the Low Countries. What are the outcomes of such systems of managing paratexts and the utilization of index cards? What are the outcomes and potentials of the plan Garfield, Web of Science, and other knowledge management systems? In order to devise and discover novel strategies, it is advantageous to examine the experiences and tactics employed in the past of components of the transdisciplinary field of heritage studies, as well as the diverse disciplines that bear various names, in order to establish a system. Just carrying on or mainly building on the possibilities of electronic bibliometric tools that are now available proves insufficient in the field of (intangible) heritage (studies), hence the “reculer pour mieux sauter”-attempt at the beginning of the third decade after 2000.
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Volkskunde : tijdschrift over de cultuur van het dagelijkse leven / Centrum voor Studie en Documentatie [Schilde] - Antwerpen, 1940, currens
Antwerpen : Standaard , 2023
124 :3 (2023) , p. 333-337
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