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Author: Jack Dougherty; Kristen Nawrotzki
Publisher: [Hartford, Conn.] : Trinity College
Series: [University of Michigan digital humanities series]
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Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past -- or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, teach, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large? Explore these questions in Writing history in the digital age, a born-digital edited  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Writing history in the digital age.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2013
(DLC) 2013025449
(OCoLC)844308405
Material Type: Updating website, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Continually Updated Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Dougherty; Kristen Nawrotzki
OCLC Number: 756644249
Notes: Title from homepage (viewed on Oct. 18, 2011).
"A born-digital, open-review volume."
Details: Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: pt. 1. The wisdom of crowds(ourcing) --
"I nevertheless am a historian": digital historical practice and malpractice around Black Confederate Soldiers / Leslie Madsen-Brooks --
Beyond the historical profession: the historian's craft, popular memory, and the Wikipedia / Robert Wolff --
Citizen scholars: Facebook and the co-creation of knowledge / Amanda Sikarskie --
The HeritageCrowd Project: a case study in crowdsourcing public history / Shawn Graham, Guy Massie & Nadine Feuerherm --
pt. 2. Practice what you teach (and teach what you practice) --
The wikiblitz: a Wikipedia editing assignment in a first year undergraduate class / Shawn Graham --
Teaching Wikipedia without apologies / Amanda Seligman --
Wikipedia and women's history: a classroom experience / Martha Saxton, J. Scott Payne, Leah Cerf, and Melissa Greenberg --
The Wheaton College digital history project: undergraduate research in a local collection / Kathryn Tomasek --
Towards teaching the introductory history course, digitally / Tom Harbison and Luke Waltzer --
Learning how to write traditional and digital history / Adrea Lawrence --
pt. 3. Writing with the needles from your data haystack --
Historical research and the problem of categories: reflections on 10,000 digital notecards / Ansley Erickson --
Fielding history: relational databases and prose / Jean Bauer --
Creating meaning in a sea of databases: the women and social movements web sites / Kathryn Kish Sklar and Thomas Dublin --
The hermeneutics of data and historical writing / Fred Gibbs and Trevor Owens --
pt. 4. Re-visioning historical writing --
Is (digital) history more than an argument about the past / Sherman Dorn --
The necessity of video history / Marshall Poe --
The accountability partnership: writing and surviving in the digital age / Natalia Mehlman Petrzela and Sarah Manekin --
An informal history of informal writings: wikis, blogs, and the promise of digital humanities / Alex Cummings --
Popular history, the academy and the Internet: blogging history for new and old audiences / Jonathan Jarrett --
pt. 5. See what I mean? Media, visual and spatial evidence --
Putting Harlem on the map / Stephen Robertson --
Pasts in a digital age / Stefan Tanaka --
Visualizations and historical arguments / John Theibault --
Everyone is an editor: the tenuous politics of non-linear editing and the digital age / Daniel Faltesek --
Writing history by the numbers: a new historiographic approach for the 21st century? / Peter Haber --
pt. 6. New ways to tell old new stories --
Pox and the city: digital games and the writing of history / Laura Zucconi, Ethan Watrall, Hannah Ueno, and Lisa Rosner --
Case study of the American influenza epidemic of 1918: a digital encyclopedia / Julie Judkins --
Writing Chicana/o history with the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project / Oscar Rosales Castañeda --
Building a better textbook / Ellen Noonan.
Series Title: [University of Michigan digital humanities series]
Responsibility: edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki.

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Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past -- or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, teach, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large? Explore these questions in Writing history in the digital age, a born-digital edited volume, under contract with the University of Michigan Press for the Digital Humanities Series of its digitalculturebooks imprint.

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