Doing Digital History, June 6-10, 2005

Doing Digital History
An Introduction for Public Historians
October 26-28, 2005

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University invites public historians to a free workshop on the theory and practice of digital history, to be held October 26-28, 2005. Specific topics to be covered include genres of online history, designing a website, creating a site infrastructure, digitizing documents, identifying and building audiences for online history, and issues of copyright and preservation. A prospective agenda is available here.

Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of both the technical and methodological issues raised by the practice of digital history, as well as the ways that digital technologies can facilitate the research, teaching, writing and presentation of history.

In cooperation with the American Historical Association and the National History Center, the workshop will be held at George Mason University's Arlington campus, conveniently located in metropolitan Washington, DC. There is no registration fee, however spaces are limited, so please submit an application form by September 19, 2005. Notification will be provided by September 26. Strong preference will be given to those whose work connects with the history of science, technology, and industry broadly defined. Please contact Olivia Ryan with any questions.

Travel Information

The Arlington campus of George Mason University is located just outside of Washington, DC in the Virginia Square neighborhood and two blocks from the Virginia Square Metro station. Arlington and the Washington, DC area offer a plentitude of hotels, restaurants, attractions, and transportation options. The area is served by Amtrak and three major airports: Baltimore Washington (BWI), Washington Dulles (IAD), and Washington Reagan National (DCA).

GMU Arlington Campus Information and Map

Arlington Hotels

Arlington Visitor's Guide

The Washington Post Washington, DC Visitor's Guide

Washington, DC Metro Transit System

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Ryan.