Thanks for visiting the VHS Digital History Workshop 2016 Page!
You’ll find a description and goals for the workshop, schedule for the two workshops, and listed readings and projects for the first workshop.
Please feel free to email me or Ole if you have any questions, or if you want to add a project to the list. Also feel free to bring any questions or projects to our first workshop.
Looking forward to our discussion!
Schedule (Link to poster here.)
February 12, 2016. 12pm – 2pm
Introduction to Digital History & Roundtable Discussion
February 26, 2016
12pm – 2pm Buttrick 123
Visiting Speaker Prof. Will Hanley, Department of History, Florida State University. Presenting “Can the B-Node Speak?”
Check out his project Prosop here.
These are the central readings for our first workshop, and comprise two blog posts and the AHA Guidelines for Evaluating Digital History. Please read over these pieces, and then check out some of the digital projects below.
- The Perpetual Sunrise of Methodology by Cameron Blevins (blog post that was turned into a chapter in the new Debates in Digital Humanities that will be published this year)
- Why Study Digital History by W. Caleb McDaniel
- AHA Guidelines for Evaluating Digital History
Both of these projects blend traditional and digital historical practices. We highly recommend them as examples of what digital history can look like.
- Geography of the Post by Cameron Blevins. Also read Cameron Blevins, “Space, Nation, and the Triumph of Region: A View of the World from Houston” Journal of American History, (2014) 101 (1): 122-147and the accompanying methodological explanation.
- Mapping the Republic of Letters by CESTA, Stanford and Caroline Winterer “Where is America in the Republic of Letters” Modern Intellectual History 9. 3. Nov 2012. 597-623
Additional Projects and Readings
- Ben Schmidt’s Ship Logs Case Studies. Reading Digital Sources Case Study and Data Narratives
- Micki Kaufman’s Quantifying Kissinger Project
- Viral Texts Project at Northeastern University
- Vanderbilt Ecclesiastical & Secular Sources for Slave Societies (added by Angela Sutton)
- Syriaca Project (added by David Michelson and currently in beta)
- Recently published “Digital History Exchange” on The American Historical Reviewhttp://ahr.oxfordjournals.org/content/current. The exchange reviews two digital history projects: Digital Harlem: Everyday Life, 1915–1930 digitalharlem.org and Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760–1761: A Cartographic Narrative revolt.axismaps.com (added by Zoe)
Do you have a favorite digital history project, tool, or method? Feel free to send us a link. Also be sure to check out our post with the links from our first workshop (just click the menu&widgets button).