Do you still read books? —Then we’d like to know what you think!
For many of us, the book manuscript remains an important part of the academic job portfolio. Recently, some scholars have published books related to the field of Digital History. In what ways have these new publications innovated in the field? How do they relate to other historical works? And, what do they reveal about the use of digital methods to study history?
In order to jump start the Fall term and stimulate conversation, the HASTAC Digital History is calling for reviewers. This is a great way to share ideas about relevant literature with our group, add a different kind of publication to your CV, and/or get your feet wet in review-style writing (if you haven't yet written a review for a peer-reviewed journal).
Here are some initial titles we thought might be of interest to the group, but feel free to recommend other books in the comment section below. Please also sign up to review the books by responding in the comment sections or contacting Tina Davidson or Ben Weber via the HASTAC message function.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Tina and Ben
- Bentkowska-Kafel, Anna, Trish Cashen, and Hazel Gardiner. Digital Art History: a Subject in Transition. Bristol: Intellect, 2005.
- Cohen, Daniel J, and Roy Rosenzweig. Digital History: a Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
- Darnton, Robert. The History of Books and the Digital Future. Vol. 2010. The Bernard H. Breslauer Lecture ; New York: American Trust for the British Library, 2010.
- Dixon, Steve, and Barry Smith. Digital Performance: a History of New Media in Theater, Dance, Performance Art, and Installation. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press, 2007.
- Drucker, Johanna, and Emily McVarish. Graphic Design History: a Critical Guide. Boston: Pearson, 2013.
- Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. New York: New York University Press, 2008.
- Moretti, Franco. Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History. London; New York: Verso, 2007.
- Rabinovitz, Lauren, and Abraham Geil. Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004.
- Rosenzweig, Roy. Clio Wired: The Future of the Past in the Digital Age. New York: Columbia University Press, 2011.
- Weller, Toni. History in the Digital Age. London; New York: Routledge, 2013.