Digital History

Since digital history is still a relatively new field, it’s definition is still evolving.

However right now digital history is defined as the use of digital media and computational power in order to further historical research, presentation and analysis.

Doing digital history is not just about digitizing the past. It is to create a framework through the technology for people to experience, read, and follow an argument about a major historical problem

It is also a branch of digital humanities and grew out of cliometrics and quantitative history. Some examples of digital history would be the use of smart boards in classrooms, digital archives, audio files, CD-ROMs, online presentations, interactive maps, time-lines, and oral histories.

More recent digital history has been using more recent digital history projects focus on creativity, collaboration, and technical innovation such as text mining, corpus linguistics, 3D Modeling, and big data analysis.

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