Digital Research, Digital Age: Blogging New Approaches to Early American Studies; A Joint Issue with the Junto
This past October, the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies (ITPS) at Iona College hosted the conference, “Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age: Thomas Paine’s Publishing Networks, Past and Present.” Over the course of three days, participants from many different professional backgrounds engaged in a conversation between practitioners of digital humanities and early Americanists. Bridging archival and museum studies, library science, history, literature, computer science, political science, and education, “Revolutionary Texts in a Digital Age” explored how the study of digital humanities, particularly communication networks, sheds new light on the study of early America and offer a parallel story. Debates surrounding DH tools and methodologies, particularly when they intersect with the current political landscape, both mirror and complicate how we study and teach questions of media, technology, and political publishing in the late eighteenth century.
8 April 2019
About the Author
Nora Slonimsky is Gardiner Assistant Professor of History and Director of the Institute for Thomas Paine Studies at Iona College.