The Digital History Bundle
Historical institutions, large and small, are being transformed by new interactive digital capabilities. The Digital History bundle opens students to this exciting and evolving world of digital experiences that engage the public with history: interactive maps, digital photo archives, 360º visualizations, virtual tours, immersive storytelling, and ways to communicate and reinterpret historical narratives
This bundle prepares students interested in working in museums, archives, libraries, schools, or galleries, to think of ways to bolster an institution’s web presence and experiment with interactive history tools. IDS faculty have developed two important interactive history projects with IDS student involvement. The award-winning digital photo history project, Proud and Torn: A Visual Memoir of Hungarian History has given IDS students incredible digital skill sets, the chance to work alongside young, innovative historians, and even brought them to Hungary and Portugal to present at major conferences. The ongoing Fortepan Iowa project–a photo archive of Iowa family snapshots– is challenging archival practices and encouraging discussions about what it means to be “Iowan” across the state.
The Digital History* bundle includes the following five courses:
COMM 4412/5412 Performing History
COMM 4556/5556 Interactive Digital Visualization
HIST 1010 Introduction to the Study of History
HIST 4010/5010 Introduction to Public History
HIST 4020/5020 Introduction to Museum Studies
The Digital History bundle is offered through the History and Communication Studies Departments.
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