Driven by the rapid emergence and dissemination of computers, global computer networks, and new digital media, change–though not revolution–surrounds us. … Even the ancient discipline of history has begun to metamorphose. In the past two decades, new media and new technologies have challenged historians to rethink the ways that they research, write, present, and teach about the past. — Cohen & Rosenzweig, Digital History
Readings for Discussion
- Cohen, Daniel J. & Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 2005.
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- Cohen, Frisch, Gallagher, Mintz, Sword, Taylor, Thomas & Turkel, “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History,” Journal of American History 95, no. 2 (Sep 2008)