Tuesday 17 October 2017 – Adam Crymble – The History of Learning Digital History, c. 1980-2017

Venue: John S Cohen Room, N203

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU

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Abstract

Adam Crymble (Hertfordshire)

There is no ‘digital history’ curriculum. Instead, a patchwork of individual scholars have been creating resources and modules that suit their own digital interests. This paper explores the ever-evolving digital history learning ecosystem, from the 1980s through to the present, considering what we are teaching fellow digital historians, what forms that teaching takes, and just how innovative it really is. The paper looks at more than 100 university syllabi across Canada, the United States, and England, and considers regional and temporal variation in teaching practice, to show us where digital history teaching has come from, and perhaps where it might go.

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