1. Seminar 2 - We are all, already, digital historians 3 items
    Trimester 1, Week 3 (18 March)
    1. Confronting the Digital - Tim Hitchcock 03/2013

      Article Required

    2. I'd Rather be a Librarian - Andrew Prescott 09/2014

      Article Required Read the Tim Hitchcock article first - this is a response to it.

    3. Digital history - Anna Nilsson Hammar 2015

      Article Required

  2. Seminar 3 - Digital representations of history in the GLAM section (Galleries, Libraries and Museums); and XML mark up (TEI) 6 items
    Trimester 1, week 5 (1 April)
    1. Introduction to XML for Text

      Webpage Required A nice gentle introduction to XML mark up for our workshop session

    2. TEI by Example

      Article Recommended Max recommends reading through the Tutorial sections 0, 1, & 2, and then whichever other ones you are interested in (probably the Primary Sources one will be the most useful, but I'll leave that to you to decide).

    3. v. A Gentle Introduction to XML - The TEI Guidelines

      Webpage Recommended If you are feeling quite keen, this is the offiical TEI website and their introduction. It's a bit more full on than the others, and Max appreciates that between this and the others there is a lot of reading already, so if you don't get to this one, we understand.

    4. Digital Archival Representation: Approaches and Challenges - Jane Zhang

      Chapter Required A clear and succinct explanation of the approaches and challenges of digital archival representation.

    5. Reviewing the Digital Heritage Landscape: The Intersection of Digital Media and Museum Practice - Shannon Wellington, Gillian Oliver

      Chapter Required Brings together key considerations in the development of digital heritage and highlight the challenges and opportunities for museum practice.

    6. The Destruction and Creation of a Cityscape in the Digital Age: Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum - Julie Higashi 01/2018

      Article Required A recent example of digital heritage representation in the museum environment.

  3. Seminar 4 - Visualising Time, and Databases (workshop) 4 items
    Trimester 1, Week 6
    1. Pasts in a Digital Age - Stefan Tanaka

      Chapter Required Illustrates how digital history can unveil and celebrate different sociotemporal forms of organisation worldwide.

    2. Just in Time: Defining Historical Chronographics - Stephen Boyd Davis, Emma Bevan, Aleksei Kudikov

      Chapter Required Charts the history of chronology and chronography as well as a discussion of various attempts at visualising time in digital media.

    3. The Idea and Image of Historical Time: Interactions between Design and Digital Humanities - Davis, Stephen BoydKräutli, Florian Dec 2015

      Article Required A discussion of the development of visual time representation, but more centrally a record of the author's personal research aiding Museums and archival organisations with digital timeline design.

    4. Also see Course Materials > Seminar Workshop Materials > Week 4 on Blackboard for a pre-workshop introduction I've prepared.


      It covers some database basics, including what is a database, why would we use one, how to sample, good data entry practices, data checking, and data cleaning. The second part is some basic statistical analysis stuff. Ben and Maggie, we covered a lot of this in HIST317, so it should be familiar. 


      I've included this as a 'reading' rather than cover it in class because some of it will be very elementary for some of you, and for others it will be a good refresher, and for some of you it might be all new. If we were to run through all of this in class it could easily take the full 2 hours. Note any questions you have from it, or anything that isn't clear, and we can go over these points in class instead of going though it all.

  4. Seminar 5 - Open Access and Open Scholarship, and Databases (workshop) 4 items
    Trimester 1, Week 7
    1. From the Editor: Getting What You Pay For? Open Access and the Future of Humanities Publishing - Laura M. Stevens 2013

      Article Required Just read to the top of page 15; the rest is a discussion of appointments to the editorial board etc.

    2. The moral economy of open access - Jana Bacevic, Chris Muellerleile 05/2018

      Article Required Provides a ‘critical self-reflection’ on open access more generally by looking at the moral politics involved in academic publishing in the digital age.

    3. Assumptions and Challenges of Open Scholarship - Veletsianos, George October 2012

      Article Required An overview of the open scholarship movement, looking at the general values and motivations which the movement is founded on and how these have been influenced by digital technologies.

    4. Worksheet to come for the database component. It will be in Course Materials > Seminar Workshop when available, Easter/ANZAC week sometime. Email forthcoming, probably over the Easter weekend, with instructions for downloading some software for this workshop too.

  5. Seminar 6 - Scholarly Blogging/Vlogging/Podcasts 5 items
    Trimester 1, Week 8
    1. The Power of Blogging: Rethinking Scholarship and Reshaping Boundaries at Sport in American History - Andrew McGregor 2017/08/08

      Article Required Reflects on the academic worth and status of blogs.

    2. Podcasting the Past: Africa Past and Present and (South) African History in the Digital Age - Peter Alegi 06/2012

      Article Required Reflects on his podcast, 'Africa Past and Present', examining the sense of community it provided, and the way the podcast disseminated knowledge across the world.

  6. Seminar 7 - Gaming, historical apps, etc 3 items
    1. On the promotional context of historical video games - Esther Wright 02/10/2018

      Article Required Discusses the advertising of Video Games, and the ways in which that advertising impacts the perception of the past

    2. Gaming history: computer and video games as historical scholarship - Dawn Spring 03/04/2015

      Article Required Approaches Video Games as an opportunity for new historical scholarship.

    3. Teaching Historical Theory through Video Games - A. Martin Wainwright 2014

      Article Required Discusses using Video Games to teach history.

  7. Seminar 8 - Accessibility 3 items
    1. Web Accessibility - Peter Brophy, Jenny Craven 2007

      Article Required If printing this, mind to download the pdf first and print that. Printing it directly may cause some words to be cut off from the right side.

    2. Design for All in multimedia guides for museums - Belén Ruiz, José Luis Pajares, Francisco Utray, Lourdes Moreno 2011-7

      Article Required

    3. Digitisation, digital interaction and social media: embedded barriers to democratic heritage - Joel Taylor, Laura Kate Gibson 28/05/2017

      Article Required Explores the synonymity of accessibility and democracy in a digital sense.

  8. Seminar 9 - Crowdsourcing 3 items
    1. Chapter 1: Concepts, Theories, and Cases of Crowdsourcing - Daren Brabham

      Chapter Required Hopefully this link will take you to the e-book on Proquest. They have an unhelpful limit on there of only being able to download 17 pages at a time, so it won't let me link to a pdf of the chapter. This is a long chapter (40 pages) but provides useful background, a broad scope, explaining crowdsourcing in general, and detailing various theoretical approaches necessary to understanding what it is and what it is not.

  9. Week 10 - Visualising Spatial History 3 items
    1. Introduction: From Historical GIS to Spatial Humanities: Deepening Scholarship and Broadening Technology - IAN N. GREGORY and ALISTAIR GEDDES

      Article Required Provides a useful overview of some of the opportunities (and issues) presented by the implementation of GIS technologies in the social sciences and humanities.

    2. Beyond GIS: Geospatial Technologies and the Future of History - David J. Bodenhamer

      Chapter Required Provides valuable context in terms of examining the notions of time and space as they are understood by historians and other humanities scholars and social scientists.

    3. Mapping a Slave Revolt - Vincent Brown 12/2015

      Article Required Provides a useful discussion of some of the challenges encountered by scholars seeking to produce visualisations of spatial history. Discussion of the partiality of archives, and subsequent tendency for scholars to reify dominant narratives and understandings of space and place, is particularly valuable. Worth having a look at the map in question, in order to better understand some detail Brown discusses:

  10. Week 11 - Copyright 6 items
    5 August. Yes, there are 6 readings for this week. But they are mostly really short, so fret not.
    1. Copyright issues relevant to the creation of a digital archive: a preliminary assesment - June M. Besek January 2003

      Webpage Required Despite being 16 years old and written from a US perspective, this report does a good job at clearly explaining copyright terms and the issues around it in relation to digital archives from a legal perspective for non-legally minded people.

    2. Does New Zealand’s copyright regime need updating for the digital age? - CIO New Zealand - Frith Tweedie, Grace Abbott 3 April 2019

      Webpage Required A succinct discussion of the current issues with New Zealand’s copyright laws and highlights the key changes MBIE is considering making around the law, including the problems presented by copyright and mātauranga Māori.

    3. Digital NZ copyright status flowchart

      Webpage Required Flowchart is available to download at the bottom of this webpage - the image of it at the top of this page is decorative.

    4. Digital NZ public domain guide

      Webpage Required The guide itself is available on this webpage as a Word doc and a PDF. Please ensure you read this as well as the webpage.