Digital Methods for Military History is an NEH-funded Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities. It aims to help military historians investigate new ways of doing research digitally, as well as learning about new ways of creating digital projects.
The two-week institute will devote time to multiple topics, including investigating how digital history has been able to widen the scope of historical inquiry, and how military history has benefited from this wider scope; teaching participants how to create and customize humanities data sets from the vast amount of data that exists on military history; and teaching participants then how to ask questions of the data sets they have created and how to find the answers using digital tools.
The institute is targeted at military historians with little to no formal training in digital tools and methods. Applicants should have a particular project in mind as well as sources for that project.