Interchange: The promise of digital history

Daniel J. Cohen, Michael Frisch, Patrick Gallagher, Steven Mintz, Kirsten Sword, Amy Murrell Taylor, William G. Thomas, William J. Turkel

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81 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)452-491
Number of pages40
JournalJournal of American History
Volume95
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2008

Bibliographical note

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Mintz: For historians, the dot-com bust had an unexpected, and highly beneficial, side effect: It slowed the commercialization of online history Web sites (especially by publishers) and allowed individual historians—with technical support from their institutions and financial support from the neh, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and other public and private sources—to experiment with digital history.

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Turkel: For the past three years, I’ve been working with colleagues to create a network of researchers interested in environmental history (NiCHE: Network in Canadian History and Environment). We recently received a multimillion-dollar grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada to develop NiCHE into a “strategic knowledge cluster.” A key component is the development of a digital infrastructure to support collaborative work. We argued that the best way to serve the interests of all Canadians is with a firm commitment to open access and open source. Since the NiCHE community includes many of the most prominent environmental historians in the country, we are able to provide rigorous peer review for open projects.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • History and Philosophy of Science

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