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Why Do History Digitally?

courtesy of U-Richmond

Edward Ayers, historian and president of the University of Richmond does a podcast , “The Case for Digital History,”  for the Chronicle’s Tech Therapy. Plenty of high-tech teaching materials are now available, but the use of digital tools in scholarship has been slow to take off, says Ayers.

You can also subscribe to Tech Therapy on iTunes.

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One Response

  1. This is definitely worth a listen. Some of the high points:
    – digital humanities initiatives have strategic value and can connect new audiences to the institution. (Valley of the Shadow has an admittedly wide popular appeal)
    – digital humanities initiatives are relatively inexpensive
    – digital humanists need lab spaces to conduct their experiments. Ayers launched his Univ of Richmond presidency with a new Digital Scholarship Lab.

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