Editors' Choice: Bridgebuilding in Digital History


By: Matthew Lincoln

I’m publishing my position statement for “Arguing with Digital History”, a workshop being held at George Mason University in September. We were asked to respond to the following questions: How is argumentation in digital history different from other forms of history, and how is it the same? Should DH argumentation be inherently disciplinary, or should…

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Editors' Choice: "Peer Review" is younger than you think. Does that mean it can…


By: Ben Schmidt

This is a blog post I've had sitting around in some form for a few years; I wanted to post it today because: 1) It's about peer review, and it's peer review week! I just read this nice piece by Ken Wissoker in its defense. 2) There's a conference on argumentation in Digital History this…

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Editors' Choice: Why We Need the Data Ethics Canvas


By: Amanda Smith and Peter Wells

To mark the launch of the ODI’s Data Ethics Canvas, Amanda Smith and Peter Wells share the thought behind it, why it is important and how they hope it will be used by organisations and sectors Data is emerging as a vital and virtual form of infrastructure that we rely on. This creates the opportunity…

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Editors' Choice: Fostering Digital Inclusion in Smart Cities


By: John Horrigan

Cities capture people’s imaginations because they are a whirlwind of change, adaptation, and challenge. Cities change on almost a daily basis, with the influx and exit of commuters. To survive over time, cities have to adapt to economic change, migration patterns, and citizens’ needs. Cities also have to face society’s toughest problems—poverty, crime, homelessness, and…

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