Digital Digital Projects Lightning Round

AHA Session 56
Friday, January 8, 2016: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Regency Ballroom VI (Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Lower Level 1)
Stephanie Kingsley, American Historical Association
James Ambuske, University of Virginia
Julian Chambliss, Rollins College
Swati Chawla, University of Virginia
Jason A. Heppler, Stanford University
Sarah Melton, Emory University
Scott Nesbit, University of Georgia
Lauren Tilton, Yale University

Session Abstract

This lightning round invites historians working on digital projects to share their work in a series of three-minute presentations. Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influenced the questions they ask in planning a research project. Text analysis, 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 issues of information storage, visual presentation, and user engagement. With space for approximately 20 participants, this session is an excellent opportunity for scholars to get feedback on projects at any stage of development, hear about other types of projects and methods, and network with fellow digital historians. The round will be open to more participants later in the year. To submit an abstract, email Stephanie Kingsley at with the subject “Digital Projects Lightning Round Submission."

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