Course Description

01:506:303 Digital History

  • Academic Credits: 3
  • Mode of Instruction: Lecture
  • Course Description

    This course explores the field of digital history, and how archives, exhibitions, research, and scholarship have been produced, conducted, and shared using digital technologies and mediums. Over the course of the semester, we will review a series of websites and online projects, as case studies, and assess how they use digital tools and platforms to explore and interpret the past. Among the questions we will explore: how does engagement with digital history allow for new understandings of past events and changes over time? What are the advantages of digital history and what are its limits? What does it mean to discuss, debate, and share history online? In addition to reviewing existing digital history projects, students will also be tasked with producing and curating content for inclusion in a series of digital exhibitions, and will gain firsthand experience creating history for online audiences.