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A History of Digital History

Posted 10/27/16

The profession and discipline of history is undergoing rapid change in the digital age, and its evolution will be the topic of a lecture at Fitchburg State University at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the Randall Lecture Hall in the Antonucci Science Complex, 333 North St. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ohio State University Associate Professor David Staley will present “A History of Digital History,” which aims to contextualize the present moment in the discipline of history, discussing the emergence of the field of digital history, and at the same time situating this development within a larger historical moment – the transition from a print culture to a digital culture.

“This talk will be an excellent opportunity for faculty and students to rethink the future of history,” said Assistant Professor Joseph R. Wachtel.

Staley is a widely-published scholar and expert on digital history/digital humanities, on the history of education and technology, and the future of education. He has served as a consultant in the creation of programs in digital history/digital humanities for colleges and universities.

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