What is Digital History (DH)? 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 will attempt to unpack this question through a series of exercises designed to introduce students to the practice, theories, and methods of digital history.
Through readings and discussions, students became familiar with current projects and debates in digital history. A series of guest speakers shared their digital history research and experiences, and workshops provided hands-on experience with a range of tools and methods. The course culminated in a final project in which students applied DH methodologies to their own research interests. Co-taught with Professor Gordon H. Chang.