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Digital History: Pros and Cons

Digital History: Pros and Cons

Digital History: Pros and Cons

Rachel A. Snell

For the preliminary stages of my dissertation research, I’ve been largely dependent on digitized sources. Fortunately, many of the nineteenth-century printed cookbooks relevant to my dissertation are available as e-books or PDFs. This academic year, fellowships are allowing me the luxury (and necessity for the serious scholar) of immersing myself entirely in my research and visiting several archives and libraries. While I feel I’ve long been immersed in nineteenth-century culinary texts, for the first time I’m physically immersed in them. As my dissertation research transitions from digital to traditional, this moment seemed a good opportunity to record some of my thoughts on digital texts. Read More.

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