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Digital Humanities: History

Selected Recent Publications on Digital Scholrship in History

Dougherty, Jack, and Kristen Nawrotzki, eds. Writing History in the Digital Age. D16.12 W75 2013.

Graham, Shawn, et al. Exploring Big Data: The Historian's Macroscope. D16.117 G73 2016.

Gunn, Simon, and Lucy Faire, eds. Research Methods for History. D16 R37 2012.

Horst, Heather A., and Daniel Miller. Digital Anthropology. P96 A56 D54 2012.

Weller, Toni, ed. History in the Digital Age. D16.9 H565 2013.

Examples of Digital Projects in History

Hollingshead's Chronicles. E-texts of various versions of the Chronicles, which were used by Shakespeare as a source for his history plays.

London Lives 1690-1800: Crime, Poverty and Social Policy in the Metropolis. Searchable database of 240,000 documents, including parish archives, criminal records, coroners' records, hospital and guild records, and other sources.

Mapping Gothic France. Work by scholars from Columbia University and Vassar College.

Papers of Abraham Lincoln. A large collection of Lincoln documents, including legal papers; Illinois papers (political and personal papers), and presidential papers.

Perseus Digital Library. Large collection of texts, primarily classical but also including 19th century U.S. sources, which are searchable.

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive and Transcription Project. University Virginia project that makes available docurments, maps, and contemporary resources.


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