Week-long Workshops in Digital History

In the summers of 2005-2007 the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University will host a week-long workshop on the theory and practice of digital history. Participants will explore how digital technologies facilitate the research, teaching, writing and presentation of history. Topics will include defining genres of online history, designing a website, creating a site infrastructure, digitizing documents, identifying and building audiences for online history, and addressing issues of copyright and preservation. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of both the technical and methodological issues raised by the practice of digital history. The workshops will be co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and the National History Center, based in Washington, DC.

The workshops are held at George Mason University's Fairfax campus, conveniently located in metropolitan Washington, DC. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, there is no registration fee, and a limited number of scholarships are available to defray the costs of travel and lodging for graduate students and young scholars.

Our first three workshops, Doing Digital History: An Introduction for Historians of Science, Technology, and Industry, were held in June 2005, June 2006, and October 2006.

Our next workshop will be held 12-15 July 2007 in Washington, DC. As spaces are limited, please submit an application form by 8 June 2007. Accepted participants will be notified by 11 June 2007.

Workshops for Public Historians

Echo will offer three short workshops in Washington, DC; New York, New York; and Chicago, Illinois. The workshops, tailored to the needs of public historians, will cover digital history. Our first two workshops, Doing Digital History: An Introduction for Public Historians, were held 26-28 October 2005 in Washington and 20-22 October 2006 in Chicago.


Last Updated: 15 May 2007