Digital History Lab
Many people assume that historians concern themselves only with archival documents and individual facts: dates, events, births and deaths. In fact, most historians concentrate on making connections among past people, documents and systems and then in drawing inferences from these. They find patterns, make comparisons and try to visualize and experience what can no longer be seen, touched or witnessed first hand. More and more historians are embracing technologies previously used only in the sciences and engineering in order to do these jobs, using large bodies of data.
The Digital History Lab, as part of the History Department’s Office of Technology and Research Services, can offer resident historians guidance on software, equipment, and training opportunities and provide expert help in exploring the potential of digital technology to improve teaching and research.