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Lecture1: What is Digital History


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Introduction to the theory and practice of digital history.

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Lecture1: What is Digital History

  1. 1. What isDigital History? Jason M. Kelly Director, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute Associate Professor of History, IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIDigital History?
  2. 2. What is Digital History?
  3. 3. Digital Humanities is an interdisciplinary approach to humanities research which is focused on the creationand critical application of digital technologies to develop scholarly communities and further humanistic knowledge.Digital History is a branch of the Digital Humanities which focuses on using and developing digital tools to answer the questions posed by historians; problematizeshistorians’ assumptions and methodologies; and helps to opens up new questions, problems, and theories to historical analysis.
  4. 4. Digital Humanities encourages us to use technology toframe old questions in new ways. Its critical applicationencourages us to ask entirely new research questions.
  5. 5. Where Are We?
  6. 6. Digital History before the World Wide Web