History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 697: Creating History in New Media

HIST 697-001: Creating History in New Media
(Spring 2014)

Robinson A352

Section Information for Spring 2014

Contact Nicole Roth at nroth@gmu.edu to register after 9:00am the first day to add classes--November 5, 2013.


This course is designed as an intensive exploration of the adaptaion of history to a digital environment. As such, it is a coursein applied history. Although the central goal of the course is development of an original, digital history project of professional quality, the course will also examine issues in information, technical (XHTML, CSS), and aesthetic design. The course will tackle the problems of creating interactivity and community. Be aware that this class is both a history and media course. In other words, we will begin by thinking (and writing) about good history and then proceed to learning the tools and techniques to bring history into digital form. Be also mindful that any digtal work is a collaborative venture, so be prepared to both aid others and ask for help yourself. Readings vary by semester, but some can be gleaned from previous years: http://www.archiva.net

HIST 697 001 enrollment is controlled; contact nroth@gmu.edu to register.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Seminar; students create original historical projects in digital media. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: HIST 696 or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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