AHA Session 29
Thursday, January 4, 2018: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Palladian Ballroom (Omni Shoreham, West Lobby)
Stephanie Kingsley, American Historical Association
This lightning round invites historians working on digital projects to share their work in a series of three-minute presentations. 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 other digital historians. We are now accepting abstracts from those looking to participate. To submit an abstract, e-mail Stephanie Kingsley at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Digital Projects Lightning Round Submission.” Please include an 80-word abstract and the title of your project.
Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way historians communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influenced the questions they ask. Text analysis, text mining, mapping, data visualization, and 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.
This lightning round invites historians working on digital projects to share their work in a series of three-minute presentations. 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 2015, 2016, and 2017 rounds were successful in attracting a wide variety of projects and attendees both well versed in digital history and new to the field. Previous participants have included:
- Camille Bégin (Concordia Univ.), Mapping Foodways in a North American Diasporic City
- Daniel Franke (West Point), Medieval England Goes to War, 1344-47
- Roger L. Martinez (Univ. of Colorado), Virtual Plasencia: a Geovisual Recreation of the Medieval City of Plasencia, Spain
- Sarah Melton (Emory Univ.), OpenTourBuilder: The Battle for Atlanta
- Scott Nesbit (Univ. of Georgia), Mapping Occupation
- Jessica Mari Otis (Carnegie Mellon Univ.), Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
- Jeffrey S. Ravel (MIT), The Comédie-Francaise Registers Project
- Lisa Rosner (Richard Stockton Coll. of New Jersey), The Pox Hunter
- Jennifer Serventi (NEH), NEH Support for Digital History Projects
- Lauren Tilton (Yale Univ.), Photogrammar
- David Trowbridge (Marshall Univ.), Clio
The 2018 round will invite abstracts later in the year.
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