Be sure to check out the September 2008 issue of the Journal of American History that includes an exchange between the leading digital historians of the field – Bill Turkel, Will Thomas, Dan Cohen, Amy Murrell, Patrick Callagher, Michael Frisch, Kristen Sword, and Steve Mintz. It’s a great introduction to the field and explores the possibilities of the digital age for research, communication, and teaching. The article is online at the History Cooperative (unfortunately its gated – hopefully the JAH will make the article freely available).
Also, let me apologize for the very light posting and slow start the blog has gotten thus far. Hopefully Brent and I can pick things up this semester. We’re both embarking upon our own digital history projects, so I’m sure thoughts about the process, challenges, and rewards of a digital history site will be shared in this space.
Furthermore, several of us will be attending the Western Historical Association Conference in October in Salt Lake City, which is featuring a panel on digital history with our colleagues (and gracious comments by Richard White). Either Brent or I will be liveblogging that panel, so be sure to tune in and check it out.