Far from being in New York for this year’s AHA conference, I was visiting family in Texas. Nonetheless, two things were fairly clear from roughly 1800 miles away: digital history projects were getting some attention, and conference attendees were, thankfully, tweeting conference away.
As a side note to the rest of this post, I want to thank everyone who tweeted from AHA and from every conference. Not only is it a great tool for those attending conferences, but it is a great resource for the rest of us who are unable for one reason or another to attend a given conference. In fact, I probably could not write this post if it were not for the AHA attendees who tweeted panels, projects, papers, thoughts, questions, and answers.
To begin, let’s just look at the panels that were exclusively (based on the online program) on digital history:
- Getting Started in Digital History Workshop
- Digital Tools: From the Archive to Publication
- Doing More With Less: The Promises and Pitfalls of Short-Form Scholarship in the Digital History Age
- A New Scale: Teaching History in a Massive, Open, Online Environment
- Digital Pedagogy for History: Lightning Round
- Blogging and the Future of Scholarship
- Digital Histories of Slavery
- Medici Reborn: Modernizing the Renaissance Archive in a Digital Age
- Digital Projects Lightning Round
- Visualization and Digital History: Techniques and Demonstrations
- Authoring Digital Scholarship for History: Challenges and Opportunities
- Can DH Answer Our Questions? Using Digital Humanities to Address the Concerns of Feminist Historians
- American Religion Online: How Digital Projects Can Change How We Teach, Research, and Interpret Religious History
- Digital Scholarship, Academic Careers, and Tenure
- Digital Drop-in Room
- The Digital Humanities and the Study of Christianity in Late Antiquity: Reflections on a Disciplinary Intersection
- Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities
- Learning in Networks of Knowledge (LINK): Toward a New Digital Tool for Cultivating Historical Thinking
- The Digital Recovery of African American and African Diaspora History and Literary History: A Roundtable Discussion
- Revisiting New York’s Experience of World War II through Digital Public History
- Text Analysis, Visualization, and Historical Interpretation
And needless to say, there were digital projects and methods presented on panels that were not exclusively on digital history. But we can’t stop there those who presented at the Digital Projects Lightning Round. You can see a complete list of the projects with short descriptions here – with the added bonus that the projects are linked to their respected websites.
In addition to the AHA’s list of participants, check out Anelise H. Shrout’s list on of Digital Projects at the AHA on her blog, especially since she includes projects from the associated THATCamp as well.
Finally, you can attend, as it were, the Getting Started in Digital History Workshop via Jason M. Kelly’s blog.
Coming soon: posts on mapping and teaching from AHA and other sources!