Preparing the Next Generation of Public Historians

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  • Planning in public with the help of public history graduate students from a range of institutions.
  • Access to existing content and collections
  • Commons Network
  • Omeka underneath and 1 million objects, working on exhibits
  • History in place – stories and tours in the landscape: CultureScape
  • Preparing the Next Generation of Public Historians

    1. 1. Digital Public HistoryPreparing a New Generation Sharon M. Leon Director of Public Projects Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Associate Professor George Mason University sharonmleon@gmail.com @sleonchnm 6floors.org/bracket/
    2. 2. Theories and Methods • Site Planning and Design • Digital Collections and Preservation • New Media Theory • Data Mining and Distant Reading • Spatial History and Visualization • Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communications • Public Engagement and Citizen History
    3. 3. Necessary Skills and Questions • Engaging in Authentic Work in Public • Framing Historical Questions and Skills • Contextualization • Multiple Perspectives • Changing Interpretation • Geospatial Work • Data Visualizations • Shifting Authority in the Digital Space
    4. 4. Digital Strategy & Existing Tools • Quick Start-up • Flexible and Adaptable • Low Technical Overhead • Audience Identification • Focus on Content and Communication • Reaching Audiences Where They Are
    5. 5. Digital Public HistoryPreparing a New Generation Sharon M. Leon Director of Public Projects Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Associate Professor George Mason University sharonmleon@gmail.com @sleonchnm 6floors.org/bracket/

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