Roundtable Presenting Historical Research Using Digital Media

AHA Session 106
Saturday, January 7, 2012: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Chicago Ballroom IX (Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers)
Philip J. Ethington, University of Southern California
The Future Is Here: Digital Methods in Research and Teaching in History

Geo-Historical Visualization: Mapping the Human Past
Philip J. Ethington, University of Southern California
Presenting History through Audio Podcasts
Katrina Gulliver, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt
Digital Projects and the National Endowment for the Humanities
Jennifer Serventi, National Endowment for the Humanities

Session Abstract

This roundtable will discuss different ways of presenting historical research in audio-visual media. In addition to personal experiences with creating podcast, documentary, and online presentations, we will discuss applying for funding for such projects. Jennifer Serventi will be available to discuss the different NEH grant programs that are available to support digital history projects that engage scholarly and public audiences.

Many historians are curious about presenting their work to a wider audience, or providing such materials for students, and we intend to demonstrate how easy it is to start such a project. New technology has made creating such projects more accessible, both in terms of equipment cost and user-friendly options. By showing different forms - podcast, website, documentary film – we will demonstrate some ways these media can be adapted to present various types of historical research.

There will be a website to accompany the session showing the various projects so that audience members can see the projects before and after the convention:

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