Preliminary Readings & Sites


Cohen, Daniel J., and Roy Rosenzweig. Digital History: a Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. Available at .
Kennedy, David M. Over Here: The First World War and American Society. Oxford,  New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Digital History Sites and Other Resources:

What is Digital History/Digital Humanities/Digital Liberal ArtsInformation R/evolution; Seefeldt & Thomas, What is Digital History?Digital Humanities Definitions by Type; Wikipedia definitions of Digital History & Digital Humanities

Other Digital History SitesValley of the Shadow, French RevolutionThe Emancipation Project;  Gilded Age Murder Omeka-based sites, including Great Molasses Flood (built in Omeka and Neatline). Map Scholar; University of Houston’s Digital History site; Emile Davis Diaries; Photogrammar; several sites at the Digital Scholarship Lab; Mapping the Republic of Letters; Virtual Paul’s Cross Project; Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database.

Digital ArchivesTony Grafton, “Future Reading,” New Yorker, Nov. 5, 2007Hurricane Digital Memory BankSeptember 11 Digital ArchiveFootnote.comJSTORInternet ArchiveA House Divided: America in the Age of LincolnFamous Law trialsCriminal Intent; NYPL’s Biblion/World’s Fair; Influenza Encyclopedia.

Digital History Projects done by UMW studentsFredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania Historical MarkersJames Monroe PapersJames Monroe Museum Political Cartoons;  The James Farmer Lectures — A Civil Rights Leader’s Reflections

Copyright; Stanford’s guide to fair use

Digital Identity:  Footprints in the Digital Age, Will Richardson: branding in the age of Google, Seth Godin, Tattoo,

Other Readings to Check Out: Collections in Writing History in the Digital Age and Learning through Digital Media.

Forms for Oral History and Copyright Permissions:
Oral History Informed Consent Form
Digital Image Publication Permission Form

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