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As digital methods and tools become more prominent in the scholarly historical community and the practice of public history, historians have to learn to use these methods effectively. Northeastern University’s NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, announces a workshop designed to help historians of the military to learn about and use these tools. This workshop is a partnership between the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University, the NEH’s Office of Digital Humanities, and the Society for Military History.

This two-day workshop will introduce historians of the military and foreign policy to digital tools and methods, focusing on network analysis and mapping, which are methods particularly suited to the study of the military. Participants will learn about projects that have successfully used these methods, and then they will receive hands-on instruction to help them get started in using these methods themselves.

 

The workshop is now full and the application for attendance is closed.

In the morning of each day, scholars will present their projects, which have successfully integrated digital technologies in a rigorous manner, and discuss how these methods can provide new avenues of inquiry in military history. In the afternoon, instructors will teach the basics of how to use these digital methods. In the evening, participants can really dig into their project ideas with an informal hack session with the instructors and other scholars who use the tools featured in the workshop.

For more information, please contact Abby Mullen (mullen.ab@husky.neu.edu).