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Talk: Doing History in the Era of the Web—Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication & Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 , 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Please join us on Wednesday, March 7th, 4:30pm in Axinn 229 for a talk by Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association (and Middlebury alumnus). Open to all students, faculty, and staff. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Digital Liberal Arts Initiative and Center for Teaching, Learning & Research.
Tools such as GIS and 3D modeling are changing the way we study the past, producing new insights for specialized scholars and enhancing access to history for broader audiences. This talk explores a group of highly creative and original digital history projects and discusses the influence of digital technologies on historical inquiry more generally.
Seth Denbo is Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives at the American Historical Association. Seth majored in history at Middlebury College, and after graduating in 1990 he spent several years working in academic publishing at Routledge in New York and then London. He earned his PhD from the University of Warwick in England, where he worked on the cultural history of eighteenth-century Britain. After teaching for several years, Seth moved into digital humanities work, as part of teams developing innovative digital projects, first in the Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College London and then at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. At the AHA he oversees the publication department and attempts to keep up with the changing landscape of digital scholarship in history and the impact of the digital age on scholarly communication more broadly.