Digital History Resources

Jeff Ravel and Comedie-Francaise Register Project

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. 

New Digital History Resources!

The AHA has added two new pages to our collection of Digital History Resources:

  1. Digital History Glossary
  2. Project Roles and a Consideration of Process and Product

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.

Read the guidelines

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.

Resources for Getting Started in Digital History

Digital History Lightning Rounds

Jessica Otis demoing Six Degrees of Francis Bacon at AHA 2015 Digital Projects Lighting Round.

Since the 2015 annual meeting, each meeting has featured digital projects lightning rounds with impressive lineups of digital projects. Participants usually speak for three minutes each. See the wide range of methodologies, time periods, and geographical regions represented in this archive.