Digital History Resources
Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influencing the questions they ask in planning a research project. Text analysis, data and text mining, mapping, data visualization, and a variety of other digital methods and tools make forms of research beyond the traditional text-based article or monograph possible, while also encouraging scholars to consider questions of data storage, visual presentation, and user engagement. Here, you can find resources on getting started in digital history, articles on doing digital history, and projects of interest.
Resources for Getting Started in Digital History
Beginning in 2014, the AHA has hosted a Getting Started in Digital History Workshop at its annual meeting. The workshop offers various tracks, from beginner to advanced, according to the kinds of skills attendees wish to develop. View resources and lineups from the workshops here.
Digital Primary Sources - New!
The Digital Primary Sources, currently being compiled by the American Historical Review, will serve as a preliminary guide to freely accessible online collections of primary sources. Help us out by submitting your own favorite primary-source archival collections.
Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History
The AHA Council has approved the Guidelines for the Professional Evaluation of Digital Scholarship in History. Read the guidelines, and get in touch if you need to consult the new Digital History Working Group about implementing these guidelines.
Digital History Lightning Rounds
At the 2015 and 2016 annual meetings, we had fantastic groups of presenters at our Digital Projects and Digital Pedagogy Lightning Rounds. Participants spoke for 1-5 minutes each on the digital projects or pedagogical approaches they were working on. See the wide range of methodologies, time periods, and geographical regions represented in this archive.
Teaching with #DigHist
Follow Teaching with #DigHist, a new AHA Today series geared toward instructors at every level who are thinking about using digital history projects in their classrooms. Each month, John Rosinbum, a high school and college instructor in Arizona, will review a digital history project, explore what sorts of historical questions it could help students answer, and provide learning-outcome driven, ready-to-use assignments.