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Writing History in the Digital Age began as a “what-if” experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer, the contributors agreed to share the stages of their book-in-progress as it was constructed on the public web. To facilitate this innovative volume, editors Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki designed a born-digital, open-access, and open peer review process to capture commentary from appointed experts and general readers. A customized WordPress plug-in allowed audiences to add page- and paragraph-level comments to the manuscript, transforming it into a socially networked text. The initial six-week proposal phase generated over 250 comments, and the subsequent eight-week public review of full drafts drew 942 additional comments from readers across different parts of the globe. The finished product now presents 20 essays from a wide array of notable scholars, each examining (and then breaking apart and reexamining) if and how digital and emergent technologies have changed the historical profession.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. i-iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. About the Web Version
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Illustrations
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. Kristen Nawrotzki, Jack Dougherty
  3. pp. 1-18
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  1. Part 1. Re-Visioning Historical Writing
  2. pp. 19-20
  1. Is (Digital) History More than an Argument about the Past?
  2. Sherman Dorn
  3. pp. 21-34
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  1. Pasts in a Digital Age
  2. Stefan Tanaka
  3. pp. 35-46
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  1. Part 2. The Wisdom of Crowds(ourcing)
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. "I Nevertheless Am a Historian": Digital Historical Practice and Malpractice around Black Confederate Soldiers
  2. Leslie Madsen-Brooks
  3. pp. 49-63
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  1. The Historian's Craft, Popular Memory, and Wikipedia
  2. Robert S. Wolff
  3. pp. 64-74
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  1. The Wikiblitz: A Wikipedia Editing Assignment in a First-Year Undergraduate Class
  2. Shawn Graham
  3. pp. 75-85
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  1. Wikipedia and Women's History: A Classroom Experience
  2. Martha Saxton
  3. pp. 86-94
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  1. Part 3. Practice What You Teach (and teach what you practice)
  2. pp. 95-96
  1. Toward Teaching the Introductory History Course, Digitally
  2. Thomas Harbison, Luke Waltzer
  3. pp. 97-109
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  1. Learning How to Write Analog and Digital History
  2. Adrea Lawrence
  3. pp. 110-120
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  1. Teaching Wikipedia without Apologies
  2. Amanda Seligman
  3. pp. 121-130
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  1. Part 4. Writing with the Needles from Your Data Haystack
  2. pp. 131-132
  1. Historical Research and the Problem of Categories: Reflections on 10,000 Digital Note Cards
  2. Ansley T. Erickson
  3. pp. 133-145
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  1. Creating Meaning in a Sea of Information: The Women and Social Movements Web Sites
  2. Kathryn Kish Sklar, Thomas Dublin
  3. pp. 146-158
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  1. The Hermeneutics of Data and Historical Writing
  2. Fred Gibbs, Trevor Owens
  3. pp. 159-170
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  1. Part 5. See What I Mean? Visual, Spatial, and Game-Based History
  2. pp. 171-172
  1. Visualizations and Historical Arguments
  2. John Theibault
  3. pp. 173-185
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  1. Putting Harlem on the Map
  2. Stephen Robertson
  3. pp. 186-197
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  1. Pox and the City: Challenges in Writing a Digital History Game
  2. Laura Zucconi, Ethan Watrall, Hannah Ueno, Lisa Rosner
  3. pp. 198-206
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  1. Part 6. Public History on the Web: If You Build It, Will They Come?
  2. pp. 207-208
  1. Writing Chicana/o History with the Seattle Civil Rights and Labor HIstory Project
  2. Oscar Rosales Castañeda
  3. pp. 209-215
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  1. Citizen Scholars: Facebook and the Co-creation of Knowledge
  2. Amanda Grace Sikarskie
  3. pp. 216-221
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  1. The HeritageCrowd Project: A Case Study in Crowdsourcing Public History
  2. Shawn Graham, Guy Massie, Nadine Feuerherm
  3. pp. 222-232
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  1. Part 7. Collaborative Writing: Yours, Mine, and Ours
  2. pp. 233-234
  1. The Accountabliilty Partnership: Writing and Surviving in the Digital Age
  2. Natalia Mehlman Petrzela, Sarah Manekin
  3. pp. 235-245
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  1. Only Typing? Informal Writing, Blogging, and the Academy
  2. Alex Sayf Cummings, Jonathan Jarrett
  3. pp. 246-258
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  1. Conclusions: What We Learned from Writing History in the Digital Age
  2. Jack Dougherty, Kristen Nawrotzki, Charlotte D. Rochez, Timothy Burke
  3. pp. 259-278
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 279-284
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472029914
Related ISBN
9780472052066
MARC Record
OCLC
859619365
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2014-02-12
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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