digital humanities

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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.


Greetings! My name is Jason Heppler. I am a Digital Engagement Librarian and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a scholar of the twentieth-century United States. I often write here about the history of the North American West, technology, the environment, politics, culture, and coffee. You can follow me on Twitter, or learn more about me.