Monthly Archives: October 2015

Pox and the City

The last essay in the fifth chapter of Dougherty’s and Nawrotzki’s book, Writing History in the Digital Age, describes the challenges four collaborators had to face when they tried to create a history game. Pox and the City: Edinburgh is … Continue reading

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Only Typing? Informal Writing, Blogging, and the Academy

Part of the seventh chapter of Dougherty’s and Nawrotzki’s book, Writing History in the Digital Age, is an essay by Alex Sayf Cummings and Jonathan Jarrett about blogging in the academic world. Social media, such as WordPress, Wikipedia or Twitter, … Continue reading

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Visualizations and Historical Arguments

The fifth part of Dougherty’s and Nawrotzki’s book, Writing History in the Digital Age, also includes an essay by John Theibault about the role and importance of different types of images for publications. In ‘Visualizations and Historical Arguments’, Theibault argues … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Crowds(ourcing)

In this second part of Dougherty’s and Nawrotzki’s book, Writing History in the Digital Age, a number of essays dealt with the online publication of historical works. Leslie Madsen-Brooks argued in ‘I Nevertheless Am a Historian’ that historians may have … Continue reading

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