AFF615

Doing Digital History

How does the study of history change as it is increasingly practiced in the digital realm? What role does the historian have in an age when primary sources are freely available on the Internet.? As digital history becomes more ubiquitous what is the role of the historian in the creation of digital artefacts, thematic research collections, and tools. How do new ways of presenting and mediating these objects change the ways in which knowledge is constructed, preserved, and communicated. Digital history also offers a wealth of opportunities for public engagement, from crowdsourced projects to citizen history sites. This module will explore these themes as the field moves from traditional historical practice and print modes to communication to digitally-mediated ones. Go to the course blog.

Assessment

Review of Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 (Presentation)

Review of Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915-1930 (Blog)

Review of a Digital Tool: Institutional Repository (Presentation)

Review of a Digital Tool: Institutional Repository (Blog)

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