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University of Nebraska, Board of Regents (Lincoln, NE 68588-0430)
William Thomas (Co Project Director, 10/08/2009 - present); William Seefeldt (Project Director, 10/08/2009 - present)
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Sustaining Digital History

A series of planning meetings with the editors of several print journals in history to explore various models of digital scholarship and publishing.

This project seeks to build a scholarly community for the practice of the emerging field of digital history by 1.) enhancing communication and collaboration among scholars and journal editors, 2.) creating model forms of scholarship and peer review, and 3.) establishing a clearinghouse for all peer-reviewed digital history scholarship. Digital History has grown up in the last fifteen years through and around the explosion of the World Wide Web, but historians have only just begun to explore what history looks like in the digital medium. Increasingly, university departments seek scholars to translate history into this fast-paced environment and to work in digital history; however, they have found that without well-defined examples of digital scholarship, established best practices, and, especially, clear standards of peer review for tenure, few scholars have fully engaged with the digital medium. Our challenge now is to create a wider scholarly community around Digital History.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants
Division: Digital Humanities
Total amounts: $49,116 (approved); $49,079 (awarded)
Grant period: 3/1/2010 – 8/31/2012

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