April 22: Workshop/Reflection

We meet on April 22 to reflect a bit, and to offer another opportunity to ask questions that may arise in work on the final projects. Please select and complete one of the assigned readings: Benjamin, Bush, or McCluhan. Or, hop on the time machine and read more than one if you wish. […]

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April 15: Workshop

We do not meet for class on April 8. Instead use this week to work on your final project like someone is chasing you. We do meet again together for class on April 15 at 4:00pm to check in on everyone’s progress and provide opportunities for questions/assistance. Feel free to reach out for individual appointments […]

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March 11: Sound

Historical sounds from the past, and historians via sound. What do they both have in common? And what can we do with them? Sean Bullock from the ALT-Lab will visit with us in class to help us start thinking it through. […]

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March 4: Scholarly Publishing/Open Source

How have digital technologies brought historians new publishing opportunities or models? Consider the title of the volume from which we will read selections this week: Writing History in the Digital Age. These models range from online journals and publishers to blogs, social media, and the ubiquitous Wikipedia. We will host Alice Campbell, digital outreach and […]

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February 18: Exhibitions, Archives

How are online archives different from online exhibitions? What purposes do they serve? And, how should we compare them with physical collections? To get started, we will review some elementary digital image editing concepts in class and then move into the online exhibit and archive possibilities. […]

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February 11: The Argument

The goal for this class meeting is to consider some critiques of digital history from different angles. Maybe that will help us understand more about what the field is. Amid those arguments, we will also consider the role of argument itself in digital history products. […]

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