Recent Submissions

  • Infographics and Public History 

    Signoriello, Federica (F. Signoriello, "Infographics and Public History", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 531-544, 2022)
    This chapter focuses on the role of infographics in public history. In thelast few years, infographics have become increasingly popular both on- and offline.My aim is thus to identify best practices in order to bridge the ...
  • Exploring Large-Scale Digital Archives – Opportunities and Limits to Use Unsupervised Machine Learning for the Extraction of Semantics 

    Van Hooland, Seth <Vrije Universiteit Brussel>; Coeckelbergs, Mathias <Université libre de Bruxelles> (S. van Hooland, M. Coeckelbergs, "Exploring Large-Scale Digital Archives – Opportunities and Limits to Use Unsupervised Machine Learning for the Extraction of Semantics", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 517-530, 2022)
    The current excitement in regards to machine learning has spurred enthu-siasm amongst collection holders and historians alike to rely on algorithms to re-duce the amount of manual labor required for management and appraisal ...
  • Digital Public History and Photography 

    Biscioni, Raffaella <Università di Bologna> (R. Biscioni, "Digital Public History and Photography", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 505-516, 2022)
    This essay intends to analyze the current contribution of photography toDigital Public History (DPH) starting from the perspective of changing relationshipbetween photography and memory in the new web context.
  • The Audiovisual Dimension & the Digital Turn in Public History Practices 

    Salvatori, Enrica <Università di Pisa> (E. Salvatori, "The Audiovisual Dimension & the Digital Turn in Public History Practices", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 495-504, 2022)
    The historical tale has always been more effective and engaging with theuse of sounds and images than with the fixity of the written word. In a certain way,the audio/visual dimension allowed by the digital turn brings the ...
  • Historians as Digital Storytellers: The Digital Shift in Narrative Practices for Public Historians 

    Santana, Dominique <University of Luxembourg> (D. Santana, "Historians as Digital Storytellers: The Digital Shift in Narrative Practices for Public Historians", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 485-494, 2022)
    Innovations in digital technology have profoundly affected all areas of ahistorian’s professional practice, offering unprecedented opportunities to the (co-)creation and impactful dissemination of historical narratives. ...
  • History and Video Games 

    Rochat, Yannick <Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland> (Y. Rochat, "History and Video Games", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 475-484, 2022)
    The aim of this chapter is to highlight some of the constraints present inthe development of games with historical settings, and to explain why historical fal-lacies are sometimes included in games, even though the authors ...
  • Modeling Data Complexity in Public History and Cultural Heritage 

    Barabucci, Gioele <Norwegian University of Science and Engineering (NTNU)>; Tomasi, Francesca <Università di Bologna>; Vitali, Fabio <Unversità di Bologna> (G. Barabucci, F. Tomasi, F. Vitali, "Modeling Data Complexity in Public History and Cultural Heritage", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 459-474, 2022)
    The publication by Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums of metadataabout their collections is fundamental for the creation of our shared digital culturalheritage. Yet, we argue, these digital collections are, on one ...
  • Big Data and Public History 

    Clavert, Frédéric <University of Luxembourg>; Wieneke, Lars <University of Luxembourg> (F. Clavert, L. Wieneke, "Big Data and Public History", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 447-458, 2022)
    In this chapter, we define big data in history in three ways: (1) big data implies the use of an amount of data that the historian’s personal computer cannot deal with; (2) the data historians are using must be either ...
  • Linked Open Data & Metadata 

    Meghini, Carlo <Università di Pisa> (C. Meghini, "Linked Open Data & Metadata", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 439-446, 2022)
    This article considers linked data, starting with the four rules drawn up in 2006 by the inventor of the web, Tim Berners-Lee, to produce this kind of data: (1) to use a web standard, the Internationalized Resource Identifier ...
  • Content Management 

    Zaagsma, Gerben <University of Luxembourg> (G. Zaagsma, "Content Management", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 431-438, 2022)
    The use of content management systems (CMSes) in public history is a rel-atively new phenomenon that has greatly enhanced the possibilities of presenting,curating and narrating history online. As CMSes have become increasingly ...
  • Historical GIS 

    Mogorovich, Paolo <Università di Pisa>; Salvatori, Enrica <Università di Pisa> (P. Mogorovich, E. Salvatori, "Historical GIS", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 419-430, 2022)
    The historical GIS is, without any doubt, a powerful means of communica-tion of historical phenomena for the public and also of collecting georeferenceablehistorical source through crowdsourcing activities, but the complexity ...
  • What does it Meme? Public History in the Internet Memes Era 

    Di Legge, Matteo; Mantovani, Francesco <Università di Bologna>; Meloni, Iara <Università di Milano> (M. Di Legge, F. Mantovani, I.Meloni, "What does it Meme? Public History in the Internet Memes Era", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 405-418, 2022)
    The aim of this chapter is to investigate the risks and the potentialities ofinternet memes (units of culture spreading online from user to user and mutatingalong the way) in terms of historical narration on digital ...
  • As Seen through Smartphones: An Evolution of Historic Information Embedment 

    Oppegaard, Brett <University of Hawaii at Manoa> (B. Oppegaard, "As Seen through Smartphones: An Evolution of Historic Information Embedment", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 395-404, 2022)
    People who want to learn about history also want to learn about it in theways and through the media that they prefer. Sometimes it happens by reading abook, with the learner at home in a comfy chair in front of a fire. But ...
  • Planning with the Public: How to Co-develop Digital Public History Projects? 

    Feliciati, Pierluigi <Università di Macerata> (P. Feliciati, "Planning with the Public: How to Co-develop Digital Public History Projects?", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 385-394, 2022)
    Digital public history, when possible, should be planned with the public,not merely for the public. The involvement of an audience in projects has to be pur-sued considering the dimensions related to human-computer interaction ...
  • Digital Personal Memories: The Archiving of the Self and Public History 

    Schafer, Valérie <University of Luxembourg> (V. Schafer, "Digital Personal Memories: The Archiving of the Self and Public History", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 377-384, 2022)
    By providing a facilitated access to data storage, digital technologies seemto make expression and preservation of the self more straightforward. They reconfi-gure the means and forms of access to data, thus also affecting ...
  • Digital Public History: Family History and Genealogy 

    De Groot, Jerome <University of Manchester, England> (J. de Groot, "Digital Public History: Family History and Genealogy", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 369-376, 2022)
    This chapter looks at the use of digital resources in family history. In-creasingly, family history is being supported by digital means, and participantsare often leaders in terms of using online and digital tools in their ...
  • Activist Digital Public History 

    Kelland, Lara <University of Missouri – St. Louis, USA> (L. Kelland, "Activist Digital Public History", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 359-368, 2022)
    Digital Public History can provide social movement activists with tools forcultural activism, and collaborations between activists and academics have ad-vanced social justice discourse within the field. Activists, archivists, ...
  • Living History: Performing the Past 

    Dean, David <Carleton University> (D. Dean, "Living History: Performing the Past", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 349-358, 2022)
    This contribution explores a variety of ways in which history has beenperformed digitally in the hope of making the past come to life and imbuing it withsignificance for audiences. Bringing the perspectives of a public ...
  • Cybermemorials: Remembrance and Places of Memory in the Digital Age 

    Camarda, Sandra <University of Luxembourg> (S. Camarda, "Cybermemorials: Remembrance and Places of Memory in the Digital Age", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 337-348, 2022)
    The rise of user-generated media culture and the diffusion of digital tech-nologies have contributed to the production of new forms of mnemonic practices thatcoexist with, enhance, or altogether replace traditional memorial ...
  • Building Communities, Reconciling Histories: Can We Make a More Honest History? 

    Wingo, Rebecca <University of Cincinnati>; Thomas, William G. <University of Nebraska, USA> (R. S Wingo, W. G. Thomas, "Building Communities, Reconciling Histories: Can We Make a More Honest History?", in Handbook of Digital Public History, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022, pp. 327-336, 2022)
    Using case studies, Rebecca S. Wingo and William G. Thomas III seek todefine how historians define and engage with“community”in digital spaces. Theyidentify three types of digital communities (user groups, hybrid projects, ...

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