Jan 23 - Reading Response
This response should synthesize the content of this week's readings. You should attempt to place them in context with the course readings so far and within the context of historical practice and argumentation. Questions to consider as you write these responses are: What are the relationships between these readings? What was your assessment of the major themes and debates among them? What questions, criticisms, or confusion arose in your reading? What problems and solutions are being grappled with?
This week's readings:
- Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web (2005), Chapter One, Section One: “When the Web was Young”
- William G. Thomas III, “Computing and the Historical Imagination” in Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, John Unsworth, eds., A Companion to Digital Humanities (2004), 56-68.
- Kate Heimer, “Archives in Context and as Context,” Journal of Digital Humanities Vol. 1, No. 2 (Spring 2012).
- Jim Mussell, “Doing and Making: History as Digital Practice,” Toni Weller, ed., History in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2013), 79-94.