¶ 1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The first round of Writing History online essays and commentary took place during a one-month period from October to November 2010, in conjunction with our History of Education Society conference panel session.
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- Ansley Erickson (Syracuse University), in “Historical Research and the Problem of Categories,” illustrates how database tools reshaped her analysis while writing her dissertation and connects her personal story to broader themes in the social history of knowledge.
- Sarah Manekin (Johns Hopkins University) and Natalia Mehlman Petrzela (The New School), in “The Accountability Partnership,” paint a vivid portrait of two individuals who transformed the solitary dissertation writing process into a mutually-supportive partnership with daily digital interactions.
- Jack Dougherty (Trinity College), in “Storytelling and Civil Rights,” contends that proprietary advancements in digital publishing may hinder our scholarly goals, and questions the ethics of placing civil rights history behind a fee-based digital pay wall.
- John McClymer (Assumption College), in “How Might Web-Born History Differ from Traditional Historical Writing?” reflects on his decades of experience with digital history projects and journal editing, and ways to rethink “gatekeeping” practices in academic publishing.