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Clio in the 21st century

Cathy Moran Hajo
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212-998-8666
Fall 2014 Tues. 4:55-7:35 pm Room 607 of King Juan Carlos Center (53 Washington Sq. South)
Office hours: by appt. Room 504, 838 Broadway.

Historians who work with the public have a particular need to be comfortable with digital tools. The course offers students a basic grounding in the technological skills needed to conduct online historical research and to present the results of their research online. It also introduces students to issues in digital history such as copyright, intellectual property, information abundance, and how the Web changes the relationship between historians and their audience.

Aims:

  • Get practical experience digitizing historical material for preservation and access
  • Learn research and organization skills appropriate and necessary for conducting research in the digital age
  • Learn to write the results of historical research for a general audience
  • Build digital maps and visualizations
  • Help build a digital archive around the theme of Greenwich Village history
  • Design, write and create a digital exhibit

Software

In this class we will use:

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