Doing Digital History An Introduction for Historians of Science, Technology, and Industry June 6-10, 2005

The Center for History and New Media at George Mason University invites scholars whose work speaks to the history of science, technology and industry to a workshop on the theory and practice of digital history, to be held June 6-10, 2005. Specific topics to be covered include genres of online history, designing a website, creating a site infrastructure, digitizing documents, 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.

Co-sponsored by the American Historical Association and the National History Center, the workshop will be held at George Mason University’s Arlington campus, conveniently located in metropolitan Washington, DC. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, there will be no registration fee, and a limited number of scholarships are available to defray the costs of travel and lodging for graduate students and young scholars.

As spaces and funding are limited, please submit an application form by March 1, 2005 (available at http://echo.gmu.edu/resources/workshops.php)