Clio Wired

An Introduction to History & New Media

Course Description

New technologies are transforming how historians research and interpret the past and communicate our ideas. This course provides an introduction to the field of digital history and to digital tools for text analysis – textmining, topic modeling – mapping and visualization, and online presentation. We will also explore new forms of historical writing, such as blogs and wikis, and the questions digital history raises about the nature of historical arguments and the means by which history is distributed, evaluated, taught, and made accessible or not.