Writing History in the Digital Age: Open Review

If you are interested in commenting on a born-digital edited volume about historical scholarship while it is in progress, please head over to Writing History in the Digital Age (opens new window), to which I have contributed an essay. Today begins an open review period that will last through mid-November. Below is the open invitation from the editors:

We invite all readers to comment on our born-digital edited volume, Writing History in the Digital Age, an open-access collection of thirty essays under contract with the University of Michigan Press for the Digital Humanities Series of its digitalculturebooks imprint. Learn more at:


Join us online as we discuss, debate, and demonstrate how historical writing is being reshaped by a range of digital tools and techniques: crowdsourcing, relational databases, text encoding, spatial analysis, visual media, gaming simulations, and online collaborations.

During the open review period (now through November 14th), we welcome feedback from the public as well as from expert reviewers appointed by the Press. In the interest of openness, all commenters must use their full names. Pending the final selection of essays, author revisions, and approval by the Press, the volume will be published in print-on-demand and freely-accessible digital versions.

— Co-editors Jack Dougherty and Kristen Nawrotzki

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