Welcome to Digital History. This course provides students with understanding and foundational expertise in the use of computational and information technologies in historical research and the communication of its outcomes. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts and methods employed in the creation, management and analysis of historical evidence in electronic forms. They gain practical expertise in the creation of digital scholarly resources and new modes of publication through a choice of group project-based tasks. This course is available for all students and will be credited as an elective in all modern history and ancient history majors.
This course assumes that students have no previous expertise in the use of digital technologies, but are interested in gaining a solid understanding of the major philosophical, conceptual and technical challenges facing historians now that people seek knowledge about the past online. As far as is practical, learning activities and project-based assessment in this course will be tailored to meet individual interests and vocational needs.