Week 6: History of Digital History
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thomas II, William G. “Computing and the Historical Imagination.” In Siemens, Ray, John Unsworth, and Susan Schreibman. 2004. Companion to Digital Humanities (Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture). Hardcover. Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Professional, December. http://www.digitalhumanities.org/companion/.
“Introduction” and “Exploring the History Web” in Cohen, Daniel J., and Roy Rosenzweig. 2006. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/.
Cohen, Daniel, Michael Frisch, Patrick Gallagher, Steven Mintz, Kirsten Sword, Amy Taylor, Thomas, and William Turkel. 2008. Interchange: The Promise of Digital History. Journal of American History 95, no. 2. http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/issues/952/interchange/index.
Case Western Reserve University. 2008. New Directions in Digital History. December 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZWnKuhoPXU. Please watch at least the first 40 minutes of the “New Directions in Digital History” presentation video; the rest is optional.
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE, BOTH ONLINE AND IN PRINT
Post a discussion question to the course blog.
Explore IBM’s Many Eyes at http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
Explore Google Earth’s historical maps as described at http://lifehacker.com/software/top/google-earth-goes-back-in-time-214599.php and http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2008/11/roman-history-comes-to-life-in-google.html
Explore Jefferson’s Travels at http://www.jeffersonstravels.org/