Digital History’s potential and legitimacy

(this is the second in a series of reflections on the field of history, digital humanities, and historical questions about identity emanating from the 2011 American Historical Association [AHA] conference) In his most recent posting, “The Ivory Tower and Open Web”, historian and director of George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media (CHNM)…

the world cup & classroom teaching

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Beyond the potential Angela Sutton cites for using football as a lens to better understand South Africa (and its history), the World Cup also offers educators an opportunity to teach history through the match-ups found between the 32 teams. The championship game pits the Netherlands and Spain-two countries with a long and intertwined history. Likewise,…