Massachusetts Historical Society


The Shapiro Digital History Seminar at the MHS will introduce audiences to the inner workings of in-progress projects that depend on digital methods, such as the translation of analog primary sources to a digital format, the use of computational tools for research and analysis of historical data, and the creation of “publications” in any form of digital media to communicate with audiences. The series will emphasize engagement with archival source materials, and presentations will include works intended for academic scholarship and/or for public history. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback, and presenters may occasionally recommend review of circulated materials before the session meeting.

These sessions bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper. After brief remarks from the author and an assigned commentator, the discussion is opened to the floor. All are encouraged to ask questions, provide feedback on the circulated essay, and discuss the topic at hand. Our sessions are free and open to everyone.

How to Attend: Register through our Calendar of Events and you will receive the session's discussion paper the day before the seminar by email.

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Extended Deadline: April 22, 2024

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