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a born-digital, open-review volume edited by Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki

Part 6: Public History on the Web: If You Build It, Will They Come?

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The potential of public history has been profoundly altered by the democratization of the web.  Oscar Rosales Castañeda’s essay, “Writing Chicana/o History with the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project,” describes how students and faculty created a digital public history project to document local activism, and the vivid role it played in shaping their lives as well as historical knowledge on the contemporary Pacific Northwest. In “Citizen Scholars: Facebook and the Co-Creation of Knowledge,” Amanda Grace Sikarskie draws on her experience with the Quilt Index to make a case for lay historians actively contributing to research through social media. Finally, Shawn Graham, Guy Massie, and Nadine Feuerherm offer a behind-the-scenes look and some early conclusions on documenting Canadian memories in “The HeritageCrowdProject: A Case Study in Crowdsourcing Public History.”

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Source: http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/public-history/