Everyone is familiar with Google Maps—all of us are using it on a daily basis. In 2012 a group of researchers at Stanford (led by Walter Scheidel), developed Orbis (http://orbis.stanford.edu/), which, one may put, applied the same geographical principles to a particular historical context. Dubbed “a Google Maps for the Roman Empire”, this model became a popular historical online resource and an object of envy for scholars working in other historical contexts.
The Association for History and Computing (AHC) exists to encourage and maintain interest in the use of computers in all types of historical studies at all levels, in both teaching and research.
Dear H-Digital History Subscribers,
Date: September 10-11, 2018
Discourses about the essence of Digital Humanities (DH) became very frequent in the last decade. While digital mega-projects increasingly attract large research funding both on national and on European level, a large number of questions regarding the added value of DH tools, the robustness of methodological approaches and vulnerabilities of infrastructure remain open.
Call for Papers
Histories of Computing in Eastern Europe
IFIP Working Group 9.7
Part of the 24th IFIP World Congress
Poznan University of Technology, Poland
19-21 September 2018