This Friday I'm giving a lecture in Introduction to Public History, the class at Northeastern for which I'm the TA. The title of my talk is "Public History 2.0." My goal is to introduce the students to the world of digital history and to show them examples of how digital history can enhance the opportunities of a public historian. Hopefully I'll be discussing lots of interesting DH stuff without ever actually using the term "digital humanities."
I'd be grateful for some help from the HASTAC community in getting awesome examples of how you use or have seen digital history par excellence. I've already amassed many examples, but I'm fully aware that there are way more good examples out there than I could ever know about. Specific areas I'm looking for:
Digital archives/manuscript collections: examples of how digital archives have more to offer than just digitization (wonderful though straight-up digitization is)
Virtual exhibits: examples of how virtual exhibits can allow a museum patron more access in addition to what he/she would see in the brick-and-mortar museum
Industrial archeology: Honestly, this one is a stretch. Anything would be great.
Any other cool DH projects that somehow relate to public history: I'm all ears. Or eyes. I'm especially looking for projects that would be impossible or improbable by means other than digital.
If you can help, I'd be very grateful, and my students will be too.