Doing Digital History
Undergraduate Seminar (online)
Department of History, Stanford University
What is digital history? We are living in a time in which teaching and learning is increasingly practiced through digital media. Is this simply history, done digitally? Or is there a fundamental shift happening in the way historians study and interpret the past? This course attempted to unpack this question. Through readings, discussions, and workshops, students became familiar with current projects and debates in digital history. A series of tutorials provided hands-on experience with a range of common digital history tools. Guest speakers from Stanford's DH community visited the class and spoke about how they use cutting-edge tools in their research. The course culminated in a final project in which students applied DH methodologies to their own research interests.
Gordon H. Chang, History, Stanford University