[MUST 295] Digital History
This course offers a hands-on exploration of the ways that new technologies are transforming historical research and teaching, as well as creating new online spaces for educating the general public. We will consider questions about the nature and value of existing digital history projects, the rise of open-source projects, and the relationship between digital history and public history. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to a class blog, to participate in a crowdsourced transcription project, and to create their own websites and GIS-based maps. Students will become familiar with many of the principles and challenges that inform scholars and programmers as they collaborate to enrich the field of historical research.