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Umeå University: New PhD course “Digital History: The theory and practice of historical thinking in the digital age”

By gretchen | May 16, 2013

The Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Umeå University invites PhD students from the Nordic countries to the semester-long course exploring the theory and practice of digital history. The PhD course will be thaught in English during the fall semester of 2013 and part of the lectures and seminars will be held online. Apply no later than June 28th.

How do digital tools and resources change the study of the past? What skills and competencies will historians need to cope with digitized archival sources and born-digital material? How can historians use the web for scholarly communication? There is little doubt that digital tools and resources potentially enable new forms of scholarship, directing our attention to new questions or providing new answers to established narratives in the field. Yet graduate training in history has only to a small degree engaged with the challenge of digital media. This Nordic PhD course aims to enable its participants to meet this challenge through a semester-long exploration of key themes, methods, tools, and discussions in the emerging field of digital history.

Read full post here. (Originally posted May 14, 2013)