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Digital History for Everyone

  • 9/12/2014 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Room 304 (North)
  • Event Type: Workshop

Digital History for Everyone"Digital history can be scary. It seems to require huge budgets and lots of technical skills. But in this workshop I will argue digital history techniques have become more accessible and more rewarding. We will explore some simple digital history tools for newcomers and mid-career scholars. And I will suggest digital history approaches that can help produce more and better scholarship and teaching. Participants may wish to bring laptops. No special software is required." Matthew Booker

Optional advanced reading:

What's On the Menu?
Visualizing San Francisco Bay's Forgotten Past

Matthew Booker is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. His work examines the intersection between human beings and the natural world in North America, with a particular focus on the coastal regions.

Grant-funded projects underway and in development for Dr. Booker include creating a video history archive of the first generation of genetic engineers, regulators and critics, funded by the NC State Center for Genetic Engineering and Society and the NC libraries; aiding the San Francisco Estuary Institute in their proposed Google Impact Grant to democratize decision-making about sea level rise in San Francisco Bay through improved mapping and visualization tools; and a proposal to assist Southeast-region public land managers in decision-making for cultural resources during climate change.