January 14, 2020

Week 1: Introduction

John Forest

My name is John Forest, I am a History and American Studies major here at UMW. Digital studies is a relatively new area of research that fits within and spans many different disciplines. DS is the study of technology and software and the historiography of both. Digital Humanities pulls together disciplines such as history, museum studies, American studies, digital studies and many more to create and develop tools that can be used to help people learn more about a certain topic. I decided to take this course because I have seen some projects done in prior semesters and my interest in learning more about digital history