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Editors’ Choice: Syllabus for Teaching Digital Public History

This fall quarter I am teaching my digital history course. You can find the draft of the syllabus here. While the title of the course hasn’t changed since the last time I taught it, I’ve made two substantial changes to the overall structure of the course. First, the course focuses more heavily on public history instead of a range of digital methodologies. The course remains motivated by my belief that it’s easier to teach digital humanities when it’s motivated by a scholarly question—in other words, teaching digital humanities in the abstract can be difficult to grasp, but seeing methods and frameworks applied in practice helps make things more concrete.

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