4 Ways My Digital History Experience Prepares Me for My Communications Career

When entering HIST 306 at Liberty University, I was originally a history major. When I switched to communications, I began to wonder if the class I had invested in was worth the while—and it was. Here are 4 ways my HIST 306 course has better prepared me for my future career, 1. Social Media ExperienceContinue reading “4 Ways My Digital History Experience Prepares Me for My Communications Career”

How GIS And Mapping Digital History Changes The Way We View The Past.

When standing at the National Mall in Washington D.C., there are historical monuments, markers and museums everywhere you turn. The underlying history of that one area can be overwhelming, but what if you had access to history that is not able to be seen with the naked eye? This is when map-based applications and digitalContinue reading “How GIS And Mapping Digital History Changes The Way We View The Past.”

Utilizing Social Media for Public & Digital History

When thinking about history, the first things that come to mind might be museums, artifacts and maybe archeological sites where you can go and visit in person. There is a new realm of history, however, that has started to better connect the public to history in a more innovative and relevant way––social media.  How can historian’s useContinue reading “Utilizing Social Media for Public & Digital History”

Understanding Wikipedia as Digital History

According to National Geographic, Wikipedia is the number one online encyclopedia in history. With over 6,000,000 articles and 38,000,000 users as of February 2020, it is one of the most accessible Public History sites in the world. People of all ages and lifestyles across the globe gather to access, edit, and contribute to Wikipedia, averagingContinue reading “Understanding Wikipedia as Digital History”

Digital & Public History, What’s the Difference?

While discerning the difference between public and digital history it is important to keep in mind that though they work well together, they are not the same. As the great author Stephen King once said, “Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit but taste completely different.” I find that thisContinue reading “Digital & Public History, What’s the Difference?”

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