May 2

Topic: Introduction to Digital History



  Anderson, Ian. “History and Computing.” At Making History: The Changing Face of the Profession in Britain.   Website at:

  Knowles, Ann Kelly, "GIS and History," in Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS are Changing Historical Scholarship. Ed. Ann Kelly Knowles (Redlands, CA: ESRI Press, 2008): 1-26. [Course Pack]

  Manning, Patrick. "Digital World History: An Agenda." at Digital History Project Website: University of Nebraska -- Lincoln  Available on-line at:

•  Seefeldt, Doug and William G. Thomas, “What is Digital History?:   A Look at Some Exemplar Projects.” in Perspectives on History. 47(5). May 2009.  Available on-line at:

  Zaagsma, G., "On Digital History," in BMGN - Low Countries Historical Review. 128(4):  3–29. 2013. Available on-line at:

  “Interchange: The Promise of Digital History,” in The Journal of American History. 95(2): 442-451. September 2008. [Course Pack]


Instructor: John Bonnett

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