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 attempts to unpack this question.Through readings, discussions, and workshops, students become familiar with current projects and debates in digital history. A series of tutorials provides hands-on experience with a range of common digital history tools. Guest speakers from Stanford’s DH community visited class to speak about how they use cutting-edge tools in their research. The course culminated in a final project in which students apply DH methodologies to their own research interests.
Winter 2021 | Stanford University