Our CLARIAH research pilot ‘Narrativizing Disruption’ (NarDis) investigates how (digital) humanities researchers who use audio-visual materials in their research practices can benefit from digital tools that help them better understand how media representations construct meaning. This research pilot uses a case study approach to delve deeper into the relationship between scholarly search and storytelling – by concentrating on how, specifically, the Media Suite’s exploratory search tools can help to understand how ‘disruptive’ media events are constructed as narratives across media, and instilled with specific cultural-political meanings. This article presents the methodological insights of the research pilot, in order to explain how the existing features and functionalities of the Media Suite – specifically, its exploratory search tools – support such explorations. We discuss the challenges that we encountered during our research pilot, and identify a number of opportunities and recommendations for further Media Suite development.

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Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis

Sauer, Sabrina, & Hagedoorn, Berber. (2021). NarDis: Narrativizing Disruptive Media Events with the Media Suite’s Exploratory Search Tools. Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis, 24(1-2), 1–12. doi:10.18146/tmg.812