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

Part 1: Re-Visioning Historical Writing

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 In the first part of this volume, Sherman Dorn asks, “Is (Digital) History More Than an Argument about the Past?” and draws distinctions between thesis-driven scholarly monographs versus digital history projects, with examples and ideas for evaluating the latter. Stefan Tanaka’s essay, “Pasts in a Digital Age,” follows up by arguing that today’s digital media revolution should remind us that our present-day conceptions of history did not arise until the late-eighteenth century, when people began writing about the past in a linear, chronological structure.

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Source: http://writinghistory.trincoll.edu/revisioning/