Semester 1, 2013: Digital History

Digital History 2013HSTY4011 Digital History

New Honours Seminar


New technologies are transforming the work of historians, and the ways in which we interpret the past and communicate our ideas with others.  This seminar will critically examine the digital tools and resources that are becoming central to historical research, from databases to archives, and their implications for how topics, questions and standards for evidence are framed.  We will also explore how digital tools, including visualizations, animations, and mapping, have been used to interpret the past, and the new forms of historical writing that have emerged, such as blogs and wikis, and the questions they raise about the creators of historical work, the nature of historical arguments and the processes by which digital history is distributed and evaluated.


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