The Bones of Digital History

Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips

in Sport History in the Digital Era

Published by University of Illinois Press

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780252038938
Published online April 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780252096891 | DOI:
The Bones of Digital History

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This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between history making and the digital era, particularly sport historians' use of digital tools and engagement with digital history. The digital era provides extensive options for sharing the thoughts and experiences of sport historians on any topic. Indeed, the digital era opens new avenues for pre-publication review, including open-access feedback channels for either the general public or for specific communities of readers. The chapter then differentiates digital history from digital tools. Whereas digital tools can be adapted for a variety of purposes in historical research, teaching, and communication, digital history uses the digital tool box to create or analyze particular forms of online historical representations.

Keywords: history making; digital history; sport history; digital tools; digital era

Chapter.  12508 words. 

Subjects: Sport and Leisure

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