Western historians interested in digital history will find the topics and themes listed on the call for papers for the 2010 American Association for History and Computing of great interest:
Digital History Goes Mainstream: The Role of Digital Technologies in Historical Scholarship, Teaching, and Society
November 5-7th George Mason University, Fairfax Virginia
Proposals due: September 10th
Any of these topics and themes are fair game for discussion in this blog and in our workshop at the WHA meeting in Nevada in October.
Are you a public historian, employed at a museum or archive or government office? Are you using digital technologies to help yo do your work and reach the public? Or are you “digital curious?”
One of our break-out sessions will be about Public History at the Digital Frontier. Our hope is to create a discussion where public historians can share their ideas, questions, and tips. It all starts here–so please tell us about yourself in the comments. I’ll go first!
We are pleased to welcome you to a new blog created to support the Western History Association’s Digital History Workshop, planned for Thursday, October 14, 2010 (3:00-4:30) at Lake Tahoe.
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. 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.
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.