Week 2: Doing History Online


— William Cronon, “Getting Ready to Do History” (pages 1-6 only) Carnegie Essays on the Doctorate (2004)

“What is Digital History,” AHA History & New Media Forum, 2009.

— Cornell University Libraries, Evaluating Web Pages, (Published 1998, Updated 2010)

Evaluating Web Sites (video ~6min)


— Dan Cohen & Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the WebExploring the History Web


  1. What is history?
  2. How historians view (and read) the world and what types of projects do they do?
  3. What is the state of history on the web?

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