Jan 25 - 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, Michael Frisch, Patrick Gallagher, Steven Mintz, Kirsten Sword, Amy Murrell Taylor, William G. Thomas III, and William J. Turkel, “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History,” The Journal of American History, Vol. 95, No. 2 (Sep., 2008):452-491.
- Cohen and Rosenzweig, Digital History, “Introduction: Promises and Perils of Digital History”
- Adam Kirsch, “Technology is Taking Over English Departments: The False Promise of the Digital Humanities,” The New Republic (2014).
- Stephen Robertson, “The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History” in Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, eds., Debates in the Digital Humanities (2016).