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 on Friday, October 20. Applications are available at http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/surveys/2192/
Topics to be covered include genres of online history, designing a website, creating a site infrastructure, identifying and building audiences for online history, and issues of copyright and preservation. 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 the Chicago Historical Society in downtown Chicago. There is no registration fee, however, spaces are limited, so please submit an application form by September 1, 2006. Notification will be provided by September 22. Strong preference will be given to those whose work connects with the history of science, technology, and industry, broadly defined.
In addition, six slots in the workshop and limited travel funding have been reserved for historians, librarians, archivists, and museum curators from the areas affected by the 2005 hurricanes who are interested in collecting the history of the storms using digital methods. There will be an additional working meeting on the morning of Saturday, October 21, 2006 to address the specific interests of these participants.
Applications are available at http://chnm.gmu.edu/tools/surveys/2192/
Center for History and New Media
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, 1E7
Fairfax, VA 22030
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