Statistics in Humanities Research
is part of the important trend to use statistics humanities research. The sales rankings tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures. This presentation shows how statistical analysis of 1.6 million books in English from the French Revolution to the First World War delivers new insights. Similarly, Music ID shows how statistical data separates the reality of the impact of music on society from the hype. Up to now, statistics were the preserve of STM publishing. Now it is available in the humanities!