HIST 688: Topics in History and New Media

HIST 688-001: Digital Scholarship
(Fall 2022)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM T

Peterson Hall 1109

Section Information for Fall 2022

Digital technologies have transformed and expanded the means by which the results of historical research can be shared. Forms of digital scholarship provide options for sharing any historical research, not only digital history – including, in the Department of History & Art History, PhD research, which can be submitted as a digital dissertation. To develop an understanding of the nature of these new forms of scholarship and how you might use them, this course traces their development, from hypertext history and experiments with non-linearity, through blogs, short-form publication and online exhibits, to e-books, digital journal articles and monographs, digital dissertations, and podcasts. In each case we will analyze examples, with attention to their form and features and what the designs and digital platforms underpinning them offer historians. We will also compare each form to the print article and book, considering how digital scholarship can be related to those forms of scholarship, as a variety of professional settings and evaluations require.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Covers specific topics in history and new media selected by the instructor, with an emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with hands-on projects and problem-solving. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Junior Plus, 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: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18, Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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