Week 2: Doing History Online

What is history? How historians view the world and what types of projects do they do? What is the state of history on the web?

Before Class


During Class
We’ll install WordPress on your domains and set up your blog. Please fill out this form to let me know where to find your course portfolio.

**Useful to Bookmark:
How to install WordPress (Reclaim Hosting Documentation)
New to WordPress? (WordPress.org Documentation)
Installing and Activating WordPress Plugins (Reclaim Hosting Documentation)


Blog Assignment

Due Sunday, September 20th at noon. Worth 3 points. Blog responses should be at least 300 words; they should be written in a semi-formal scholarly style (with complete thoughts and correct spelling, grammar, and syntax). Partial responses (including responses that fail to meet the minimum word length or clearly fail to answer the prompt) will receive partial credit. Late posts will not be accepted.

  • Pick one project from the list at DH Project, History Project Reviews. Read the review and explore the project in question. On your blogs, please write your own review of the same digital history project using the Journal of American History‘s guidelines as your guide. Do you have a similar opinion as the reviewer? Do you feel differently? Please describe these commonalities and differences of opinion. Please make sure you link to the other review.

Last updated: November 19, 2015 at 18:25 pm