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Historical thinking, digital methods: The new history pedagogy

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Presentation by Christian James at the Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (April 22 & 23, 2015). The Symposium was sponsored by the Special Interest Groups for the Arts and Humanities (SIG AH) and Visualization, Images, and Sound (SIG VIS) of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

All of the Symposium recordings can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2v-vQy9W5DePg7QSKABGmuVzCXpVkeTh

Slides can be downloaded from: http://figshare.com/authors/Symposium_on_Information_and_technolology_in_the_arts_and_humanities/740215

This essay reviews major, recent publications in the field of history that promote the teaching of historical thinking with digital technology. First, it summarizes the work of Sam Wineburg, the leading proponent of historical thinking, a philosophy that emphasizes empathy. Subsequent sections show how Wineburg’s work has influenced prominent historians and inspired new online history projects and resources. The essay concludes by explaining the importance of the library and information science field in supporting the work of history education reformers and promoting historical thinking.

Christian James is a MLS Candidate at University of Maryland, College Park and Digital Curation Fellow at the National Agricultural Library. He earned his MA in History from George Mason University and has worked for the Center for Population Economics at the University of Chicago and ProQuest.

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4-22-2015

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Symposium on Information and Technology in the Arts and Humanities (ASIS&T SIG AH and SIG VIS)

Keywords

Digital Humanities, Information Science, Library Science, Information Technology, ASIS&T, History, historical thinking, Sam Wineburg, Association for Information Science and Technology

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History | Library and Information Science

Historical thinking, digital methods: The new history pedagogy

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