This course introduces students to major new directions in the practice of history on the web and the growing distinction between digital history as method and digital history as medium. Students will gain skills in web publishing, identifying avenues for public engagement, and using digital tools for historical analysis. Through a series of case studies on social networks, mapping, text analysis, and narrative, students will build a collaborative, publicly engaged historical project. The Spring 2016 offering of this course will focus on the history of Albany before 1860, but PhD students may work on a research project related to their dissertation area in consultation with Prof. Kane and the dissertation advisor. Home use of a computer with internet access and the ability to install software is required.
Please contact Prof. Kane with any questions.