This Spring 2012 seminar will focus on the process of creating digital history. The course readings, workshops, and discussions will be aimed at exposing students to the philosophy and practice of the emerging field of History and New Media. The course will be centered on the creation of four digital history projects, all of which are related to making local resources available online.
Why take this class? You’ll build technological proficiencies and creative skills that will help you in other courses and in the post-college world. You’ll participate in creative workshops constructing the newest form of history, honing your research and writing ability as you present materials in new forms, new technologies, and new venues. You’ll also have a chance to work with faculty and staff from multiple academic departments, the James Monroe Museum, and the Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies.
No digital creation skills are necessary, just an open mind, a willingness to learn, and a desire to analyze, create, and present historical content in new and creative ways.