March 25, 2020

Changes in Digital History

John Forest

One big change that I find in digital history field is the creation of a dialogue within the practice. The field has expanded so rapidly along with the rise of the internet and globalization. These changes are hard to see because some of them are still being figured out by historians in the study of digital humanities. Creating an open dialogue and sharing information openly is one of the biggest changes. Projects have also grown bigger and somewhat less complicated. Historians now have to worry about hiring people to help with research and optimization.