History in the Digital Age

ISBN-10: 041566697X
ISBN-13: 9780415666978
Edition: 2013
Authors: Toni Weller
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Description: Historians have only very recently started thinking about the impact of the digital age on how we study history. This book explores changing perceptions of the field of history in the digital age, and examines new questions, challenges and  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Historians have only very recently started thinking about the impact of the digital age on how we study history. This book explores changing perceptions of the field of history in the digital age, and examines new questions, challenges and opportunities in the field of historical study, teaching and learning. The volumes includes chapters on, the conceptual challenges and opportunities faced by scholars and students of history brought about by the digital age, the differences and similarities in geographic approach, especially UK/North America - is the digital age helping history become more universal and the topicality of the issue.Including international contributors from a variety of disciplines – History, English, Information Studies, and Archivists – it does not seek to either applaud or condemn digital technologies, but rather to take a more holistic view of how the field of history is changing in the digital age, and how scholars and students should be responding to these changes rather than letting them pass us by.

List of contributors
Introduction: history in the digital age
Re-conceptualizing history in the digital age
The spatial humanities: space, time and place in the new digital age
The making of history: remediating historicized experience
A method for navigating the infinite archive
Studying history in the digital age
Doing and making: history as digital practice
On collecting, cataloguing and collating the evidence of reading: the 'RED movement' and its implications for digital scholarship
Writing history with the digital image: a cautious celebration
Teaching history in the digital age
Studying the past in the digital age: from tourist to explorer
Beyond ctrl-c, ctrl-v: teaching and learning history in the digital age
The future of history in the digital age
New universes or black holes? Does digital change anything?
Conclusion: a changing field
Index

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