I tried playing with some of these ideas in this google doc from a while that I never shared "The Open Society for Digital Historians" https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XVPvnF9Z9RwPeiIiE13MDbX7rbUDJl9xVZ6kJTpgI-0/edit Folks should feel free to jump in and add ideas or bring it up.
Fred Gibbs and I started experimenting with the idea of running a "Digital History Review" This is http://www.digitalhistoryreview.org/ It's just an exploratory experiment we ran for a while, but if other folks wanted to be involved in it we could think about doing that.
Issues to consider for continuing conversations: differences/similiarities between digital history and digital humanities
So this exists http://theaahc.org/ American Association for History and Computing: but it's basicly dormant. What would be a way to make a new thing? Or revive this thing?
http://digitalhistorians.org has Commons in the Box installed, ready to go.
History as a discipline is an important distinction, and it's ok to identify closely with that as our work
What can history as a discipline learn from what's working and not working with MLA Commons (http://commons.mla.org/) [Remember the early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese]
The Programming Historian 2: http://programminghistorian.org/
Are there differences between publishing digital history and publishing history digitally?
Questions/Disciplinary differences to explore:
- Scholarly Communication Needs?
- Building an aggregator of digital history on the web?
- National differences in collaboration
- Place to identify the DHist sessions at conferences
The Vault column of Slate.com http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault.html
Public historians History@Work http://publichistorycommons.org/
On the connections between public history and digital history, check out this post from @foundhistory: http://www.foundhistory.org/2010/04/21/digital-history-and-the-public-history-curriculum/
Oral Historian Association, and other work, such as Oral History in the Digital Age: http://ohda.matrix.msu.edu/
There is still this big list of history blogs http://hnn.us/blogs/entries/9665.html
- Society for US Intellectual History http://s-usih.org/
- The Junto (Early Americanists) http://earlyamericanists.com/
- Play the Past http://www.playthepast.org/
Digital historians with blogs:
- Ben Schmidt [http://sappingattention.blogspot.com/]
- Lincoln Mullen (lincolnmullen.com)
- Gradhacker [http://gradhacker.org/]
Common-Place "Common-place is a common place for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture." http://www.common-place.org/
There is "Global Perspectives on Digital History" which is a pressforward digital history publication http://gpdh.org/
Directories of Digital Historians: Exists at the Digital History Project at UNL: http://digitalhistory.unl.edu//index.php
- project reviews, tool reviews
Using the existing structure of THATCamp to provide a space to build more community. How to make an open welcoming community…..
Is this working? http://dhcommons.org/
Things to do as individuals:
- Birds of a Feather Dinners at conferences — prepublicized, not just a tweetup?
- Posting conference sessions
- Place to talk about digital history issues
- You might be a digital historian if…? Do you do these things?
- Issues related to tenure and promotion and getting jobs
- What are issues particular to historians?
- Resources for graduate students?
- Resouces for faculty members who are often the only ones in their department?
- What are the opportunities for technical people to jump in to help solves particular issues?
- Places to find fellow panelists for sessions at existing scholarly conferences
How can historians get involved in Digital Humanities organizations like the Association of Computers and the Humanities? http://www.ach.org/ [which feeds into Association for Digital Humanities Organizations http://adho.org/] Sign up to review panels for DH: http://adho.org/
DHCommons: From ProfessMoravec via Twitter, on participation and experience w/DH Commons:
"unwieldy, easy for smaller projects to get lost, but valuable repository, most of us have an entry & never gone back to it, I got a few queries but didn't work well for collaboration, unlike twitter"
Communicate the hard problems that historians want to solve that CS folks can help.