What do historians think of e-books?

Digging Digital Humanities

Slide from ASISTOver two years ago, as part of a directed study with Anabel Quan-Haase, I began interviewing historians about their reading habits. I was part of her graduate course on Technology and Society the previous semester, where I began thinking about all the ways that the digital tools available to today’s scholars would have changed my undergraduate degree experience (keeping in mind this was only just over a decade ago!). I knew nothing about the digital humanities at this point, and was going to attend my first THATCamp, in Chicago, just after starting this research.

My how things have changed! Over the time that it took us to complete this study, I have entered the PhD LIS program at Western, co-organized two THATCamps and a Digital Humanities Speakers Series, met an amazing group of friends at uni who have monthly DH Off Campus meetings, and am part…

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