Teaching + Learning

Improving teaching and learning about the past through innovative digital resources, tools, and strategies.

Research + Tools

Developing software and methods to transform historical research.

Collecting + Exhibiting

Bringing history to audiences worldwide by collecting digital records, archiving documents of the past, and presenting historical exhibits.

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What is Digital History?

Digital history is an approach to examining and representing the past that takes advantage of new communication technologies such as computers and the Web. It draws on essential features of the digital realm, such as databases, hypertextualization, and networks, to create and share historical knowledge.

Digital history complements other forms of history—indeed, it draws its strength and methodological rigor from this age-old form of human understanding while using the latest technology.

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