Welcome Back!

We are pleased to welcome you back to the blog “WHA Digital Frontiers,” created to support the Western History Association’s annual Digital History Workshop, planned for Saturday, October 15, 2011 (4:00-5:30 PM) in Oakland, CA.

The workshop is an opportunity for WHA members interested in the ways digital technologies can be (and are being) used in the classroom, in public history, and in research, to gather virtually here on the blog and in person at the WHA Conference to discuss interests, concerns, and ideas. This year the conversations will be led by:

  • Research: Francis Flavin, Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, United States Department of Interior
  • Public History: J. Wendel Cox, Senior Special Collection Librarian, Denver Public Library
  • Teaching: Leslie Working, Doctoral Candidate, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Whether tech guru or newbie, anyone interested in hearing about/discussing the increasingly significant roles digital technologies play in contemporary scholarship, teaching, and public history is welcome to contribute.

This blog is a place for potential attendees to begin the conversations and exchanges of ideas that they hope to continue in the workshop; we also ask contributors to share those resources, tools, examples of digital scholarship, online exhibits,  etc., that they have found noteworthy or helpful in their own work either before or after the workshop.

We’ll see you in Oakland!

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