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Digital Research, Scholarship, and the Historian’s Craft

Date: 
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Class Plan: 

Consultation Week:
Schedule meeting with instructors to plan your digital history projects. Come ready to discuss research interests and idea for your project. Ideally, graduate students should come with ideas for researching, datasets, visualizations, or analytics projects related to their graduate research.

Readings:

Assignment:

Framing Questions:

  • How does digital access to a document change our practices?
  • “When we're assembling an archive (or dataset), how do we decide what to include? Can an archivist or researcher be neutral? Should she be?” Compare this process to researching and preparing a historical narrative.