Weekly Roundup: December 20

  • “History and astronomy are a lot alike. When people claim history couldn’t possibly be scientific, because how can you do science without direct experimentation, astronomy should be used as an immediate counterexample.”

From Digital History, Saturn’s Rings, and the Battle of Trafalgar, from scottbot.net

  • “Over the years, the digital revolution has changed how oral historians conceptualize projects, how they deal with ethical issues, how they process their materials, how they think about sound and video, and how materials are made accessible. All of this has placed oral history squarely in the middle of the conversation about digital humanities.”

Last, but not least (because I’m excited to get my hands on a copy) is Oral History and Digital Humanites: Voice, Access, and Engagement, edited by Douglas A. Boyd and Mary A. Larson, from Palgrave Macmillan,

 oral history and digital humanities

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