Digital history is an emerging and rapidly changing academic field. The purpose of the Digital History Projectis to educate scholars and the public about the state of the discipline by providing access to:

  • interviews with scholars about topics related to digital history;
  • presentations and essays about the field by noted scholars;
  • syllabi and student projects from courses in digital history;
  • reviews of major online projects and of tools which may be of use to digital historians;
  • indices of peer-reviewed scholarship and digital projects;
  • a directory of historians practicing digital history; and
  • a clearinghouse of current events and news items of interest.

Partners

The site is made available through the generous support of the John and Catherine Angle Fund. It received production assistance from the New Media Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

 

Источник описания:Documenting Digital History

This web site was supported by a grant from the University of Nebraska Center for Digital Research in the Humanities. It was developed by Peter Bleed, Douglas Scott, and Bill Altizer, and CDRH staff members Laura Weakly and Zach Bajaber with oversight by Katherine Walter. Research in Cuba in 2005 was supported by a grant from the National Geographic Society and conducted with the guidance of Dr. Olga Portuondo and Juan Manuel Reyes of the Historical Section of the Santiago City Planning Department.

The William F. Cody Archive is a scholarly digital archive that offers an unequaled opportunity to see the historic evolution and idealization of the American West through the eyes of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, presenting researchers and visitors an insightful perspective of America and the world spanning the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. William F. Cody painted his public life in broad strokes—frontiersman, showman, bon vivant, raconteur, gentleman, entrepreneur—while his private life was often in shambles—a troubled marriage, extra-marital affairs, the death of three children, and mixed financial success. His show, Buffalo Bill’s Wild West, presented aspects of western life: attacks on stagecoaches, pony express rides, shooting exhibitions, and Indian dances. He paid his performers, no matter what their color or gender, for the value of their performances. He knew to give his audience an idea of the West and of the closing frontier as they wanted it to be. He perpetuated the myth of the West with grace and style, recognizing the difference between himself and his public persona, knowing that the one was necessary to support the other. The dichotomy of the man is not always apparent, but his effect on the world is.

The William F. Cody Archive documents Cody's interactions with individuals ranging from statesmen and royalty to noted military and literary figures who sought his opinions on policy questions concerning the American West. His lesser-known roles as a community founder, businessman, rancher, and investor speak to political, economic, and environmental policies affecting western development during his lifetime. These experiences are represented by a variety of archival material: memoirs and autobiographies, correspondence, business records, published and unpublished writings, photographs, video and audio recordings, promotional and Wild West material, newspaper and magazine articles. The Archive aims to identify and make available as much of this material as possible, drawing on the resources of libraries and collections from around the United States and around the world. The William F. Cody Archive is directed by Jeremy M. Johnston (Buffalo Bill Center of the West), Frank Christianson (Brigham Young University), Douglas Seefeldt (Ball State University), and Katherine Walter (University of Nebraska).

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