Homepage screen capture, Sherman's March and America: Mapping Memory, a project of OAH Distinguished Lecturer Anne Sarah Rubin

"Our task, it seems to me, is to reconstitute the liberal arts for the digital age, to construct new forms of scholarly communication suitable for the digital medium, and to lower barriers to the preservation and exchange of knowledge wherever we might find them." —OAH Distinguished Lecturer William Thomas, speaking on "Why the Digital, Why the Digital Liberal Arts?" at Middlebury College, December 2014


Andy Mink

A Vision of Students Today: Emerging Technologies in the History Classroom

When students are given the opportunity to explore primary sources, the class itself transforms to a highly collaborative, problem-based classroom in which the individual student contribute to the direction, the pace, and the outcome of their study. If technology creates more opportunities for...(Read More)

Tom Scheinfeldt

The New Agora: Digital Media and the Return of Public Humanities

Digital media fundamentally changes the relationship between the authors and audiences for scholarly work. Read More

Claire Bond Potter

Digital U: Why Historians Should Be Shaping the Online World

In this lecture, I reflect on several decades of transformation in our scholarly lives that have been more rapid than any other, except perhaps the 1890s, when research universities emerged as a powerful force in American life and the post-World War II years, when science and war brought millions of...(Read More)

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