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Historical Scholarship in the Digital Age

Readings for Digital History

This reading list will be updated often.  Check back for updates.
Updated: 13 December 2008


  1. Benkler, Yochai. The Wealth of Networks: How Social Production Transforms Markets and Freedom. New Haven: Yale, 2006.
  2. Berners-Lee, Tim. Weaving the Web: The Original Design and Ultimate Destiny of the World Wide Web. Collins, 2000.
  3. Borgman, Christine L.  Scholarship in the Digital Age: Information, Infrastructure, and the Internet.  MIT Press, 2007.
  4. Cohen, Dan and Roy Rosenzweig. Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving and Presenting the Past on the Web. Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, 2005.
  5. Gomez, Jeff.  Print is Dead: Books in our Digital Age.  Macmillan, 2007.
  6. Knowles, Anne Kelly, ed. Past Time, Past Place: GIS for History. Redlands, CA: ESRI, 2002.
  7. Litman, Jessica. Digital Copyright: Protecting Intellectual Property on the Internet. Prometheus, 2000.
  8. Ryan, Marie-Laure.  Narrative across Media: The Languages of Storytelling.  Nebraska Press, 2004.
  9. Ryan, Marie-Laure. Narrative as Virtual Reality: Immersion and Interactivity in Literature and Electronic Media, new ed. Johns Hopkins, 2003.
  10. Schreibman, Susan, Ray Siemens and John Unsworth, eds. A Companion to Digital Humanities. Blackwell, 2004.
  11. Schuurman, Nadine. GIS: A Short Introduction. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2003.
  12. Staley, DavidComputers, Visualization, and History: How New Technology with Transform Our Understanding of the Past. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2002.
  13. Sunstein, Cass R. Infotopia: How Many Minds Produce Knowledge. Oxford, 2006.
  14. Weber, Steven. The Success of Open Source, new ed. Cambridge, MA: Harvard, 2005.
  15. Willinsky, John. The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2005.
  16. Wright, Alex.  Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages.  Cornell, 2008.


  1. Ayers, Edward L.  “The Pasts and Futures of Digital History.”  (1999).
  2. Bell, David A.  “The Bookless Future: What the Internet is Doing to Scholarship.”  TNR, May 2, 2005.
  3. Burton, Orville Veron.  “American Digital History.”  Social Science Computer Review (2005).
  4. Bush, Vannevar.  “As We May Think.”  The Atlantic Monthly (July 1945).
  5. Cohen, Daniel J.  “History and the Second Decade of the Web.”  Rethinking History (June 2004).
  6. Cohen, Daniel J. and Roy Rosenzweig.  “Web of lies? Historical knowledge on the Internet.”  First Monday (December 2005).
  7. O’Malley, Michael and Roy Rosenzweig.  “Brave New World or Blind Alley?  American History on the World Wide Web.”  JAH (June 1997).
  8. Rosenzweig, Roy.  “The Road to Xanadu: Public and Private Pathways on the History Web.”  JAH (September 2001).
  9. Rosenzweig, Roy.  “Can History be Open Source?  Wikipedia and the Future of the Past.”  JAH (June 2006).
  10. Thomas, William G.  “Writing a Digital History Journal Article from Scratch: An Account.”  Digital History (December 2007).

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