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Digital humanities and the elusive “thing”. / Andreasen, Torsten Arni Caleb.

In: MedieKultur, Vol. 30, No. 57, 2014, p. 75-93.

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Andreasen, TAC 2014, 'Digital humanities and the elusive “thing”' MedieKultur, vol 30, no. 57, pp. 75-93.

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Andreasen, T. A. C. (2014). Digital humanities and the elusive “thing”. MedieKultur, 30(57), 75-93.

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Andreasen TAC. Digital humanities and the elusive “thing”. MedieKultur. 2014;30(57):75-93.

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Andreasen, Torsten Arni Caleb. / Digital humanities and the elusive “thing”. In: MedieKultur. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 57. pp. 75-93

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