Writing, Teaching and Researching History in the Electronic Age: Historians and Computers

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Overview

Focusing on the role of the computer and electronic technology in the discipline of history, this volume presents a series of previously unpublished articles by the major scholars associated with the marriage of computers and history. Representative articles address H-Net, scholarly publication, on-line reviewing, enhanced lectures using the World Wide Web, historical research, and many other pertinent topics.
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Papers from a May 1997 conference held in Cincinnati, Ohio, discuss the future of history in the computer age. Contributors explore the ways in which the Web and the Internet have the potential to reshape history as a discipline, and look at new forms of scholarly interaction and publication fostered by the Internet. They examine ways computers can be used to improve the teaching of history, and provide examples of how electronic technology can be used in historical research. Paper edition (unseen), $26.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765601780
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/20/1998
  • Pages: 280
  • Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 From Writing to Associative Assemblages: "History" in an Electronic Culture 3
2 Will the Real Revolution Please Stand Up! Gutenberg, the Computer, and the University 14
3 Participatory Historical Writing on the Net: Notes and Observations from Recent Experience 37
4 Scholarly Publication in the Electronic Age 47
5 On-Line Reviewing: Pitfalls, Pinnacles, Potentialities, and the Present 54
6 The Enhanced Lecture: A Bridge to Interactive Teaching 65
7 Options and Gopherholes: Reconsidering Choice in the Technology-Rich History Classroom 73
8 Constructing History with Computers 83
9 Tom Swift, Jr. Meets Clio: Reflections on Teaching Freshman History in a Mobile-Computing Environment 89
10 The Future of Teaching History Research Methods Classes in the Electronic Age 110
11 Using Multimedia Computer Technology to Teach United States History at Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, from Three Perspectives: Professor, Teaching Assistant, and Undergraduate 129
12 Teaching Tomorrow's Teachers: Computing Technology, Social Studies Methods Instruction, and the Preservice Teacher 155
13 Historical Research On-Line: A New Ball Game 183
14 Historical Research and Electronic Evidence: Problems and Promises 194
15 Maps and Graphs, Past and Future: Using Technology-Based History to Study the City 226
Glossary 243
About the Editor and Contributors 249
Index 255
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