Getting Started in Digital History Workshop

Friday, January 2, 2015: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Conference Room E (Sheraton New York, Lower Level)

Our Getting Started in Digital History workshop last year brought historians with an interest in using digital tools and resources together with experts in a range of digital-history methodologies. This year, we’re providing another round of introductory overview sessions, but we’re also expanding the workshop to include intermediate hands-on workshops. For all of our attendees, we have an overview of digital history as a whole and the state of digital history funding, and a brief look at the importance of collaboration and project management in digital history. Jennifer Serventi of the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities will talk about the work that the ODH does to support digital scholarship. There will also be introductory sessions on preparing research data for digital history projects, making use of various digital tools and methodologies to ask new research questions, building and managing the collaborative aspects of digital history, and using digital tools in the classroom and in public-history endeavors. If you have a little experience but need some hands-on help to get your digital history project kickstarted, we have several sessions that focus on a single methodology and tool set. If you’re interested in big data applied to primary sources, we have workshops on text mining, network theory and visualization, and historical GIS and spatial history. For historians focused on collaborative efforts, we also have hands-on sessions for project sustainability and management, and teaching with digital tools.

The workshop is free, but space is limited, so please sign up when you register for the annual meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

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