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History | Digital History

Within the past decade, new information technologies have begun to transform the way historians study the past and how they organize and communicate the fruits of their research to students, other historians, and the general public. These changes are accelerating and will continue to do so. Graduate students needs to prepare for the challenges and opportunities they will face in this new and rapidly changing environment. The requirements of the Digital History Tool of Research will help graduate students better utilize the databases and other changing resources of libraries, to better locate and critically evaluate historical materials on the web, and to better use new technologies in communicating historical knowledge.


Students who are using Digital History as a TOR qualify by passing the course “History in the Digital Age,” HIST 677, with a grade of B+ or better.

Examples of Digital History Projects

Jamie Boyle's Website on Chinese Immigration into the United States

Jodi Boyle's John R. Hickman Collection

Elizabeth Hogan's Website on Prohibition in Washington, D.C.

Cathy Johnson's Website on Opulent Movie Palaces

Joshua LeVasseur's New Information Technologies Portfolio

Lorna Loring's Website - The Trial of George Bedborough

Rob Verbsky's Website - Mourning the Civil War 

Emily Weisner's Website - Henry's Diary

Robert Williams, Rodney Young, and Walter Montano's Website on Memory Studies