Digital Approaches to History

History 285U

Spring 2017
Section: 
TBD
Instructor: 
Location: 
104 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 10-12
Class Number: 
33819
Units: 
4

Digital Approaches to History. This seminar will explore digital approaches to history, with an emphasis on application. Rather than learning how to use technologies, we will focus on gaining an awareness of what technologies and digital methodologies are available and how these technologies and methodologies have helped historians solve specific historical questions. There will be no assigned weekly readings. However, each week, one or two students will present a book (or set of articles or project) that makes interesting use of digital tools to resolve a historical problem; we will then discuss together the possible portability of the tools to other fields and other questions. Over the course of the semester, each student will be responsible for one or two presentations, as well as a substantial seminar paper.