Today is the official launch of Writing History in the Digital Age, a born-digital edited volume, under contract with the University of Michigan Press for the Digital Humanities Series of its digitalculturebooks imprint. I contributed an article about the project to which I’ve devoted the past two years of my working life (otherwise known as The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918: A Digital Encyclopedia). It’s an interesting collection of essays. Hope you enjoy!
From the editors:
An Invitation to our Open Review
We invite all readers to comment on our born-digital edited volume, Writing History in the Digital Age, an open-access collection of thirty essays under contract with the University of Michigan Press for the Digital Humanities Series of its digitalculturebooks imprint. Learn more at:
Join us online as we discuss, debate, and demonstrate how historical writing is being reshaped by a range of digital tools and techniques: crowdsourcing, relational databases, text encoding, spatial analysis, visual media, gaming simulations, and online collaborations.
During the open review period (now through November 14th), we welcome feedback from the public as well as from expert reviewers appointed by the Press. In the interest of openness, all commenters must use their full names. Pending the final selection of essays, author revisions, and approval by the Press, the volume will be published in print-on-demand and freely-accessible digital versions.