Digital Research, Scholarship, and the Historian’s Craft
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.
- Toni Weller, “Introduction: history in the digital age” in Toni Weller, ed., History in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2013), 1-19.
- Arguing with Digital History working group, “Digital History and Argument,” white paper, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (November 13, 2017). Be sure to read both the introductory text hyperlinked above and the entirety of the whitepaper.
- William J. Turkel, Kevin Kee, and Spencer Roberts, “A Method for Navigating the Infinite Archive” in Weller, ed., History in the Digital Age, 61-75.
- Lara Putnam, “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast,” American Historical Review, Vol. 121, No. 2 (April 2016): 377-402
- 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.