See the new piece by Erin Zavitz, “REVOLUTIONS IN THE CLASSROOM: DIGITAL HUMANITIES AND THE U.S. HISTORY SURVEY” in Age of Revolutions. This is an excellent (and short/concise) piece on the value of DH for teaching, and on broader questions of how we teach and what we’re taught, as Zavitz notes in the essay:
I turned to the digital humanities to help approach my first year and the question of how to do experiential education in history. Thanks to the work of Elizabeth Dale at the University of Florida, my program offered a pilot digital humanities seminar (now part of a larger university-wide Digital Certificate) before I graduated. One of the tools we workshopped was Timeline JS – a free program created by Northwestern University. The program uses a Google Docs spreadsheet to collect your data (dates, description of events, images, videos, etc.) and then generates a timeline (see student examples below). In terms of technological know-how, it’s pretty simple and user-friendly.
Great examples for others teaching and utilizing DH in their teaching, including timelines, and great overall piece for asking us how and what we’re doing with DH, and how it helps us all in doing public scholarship.
Read it here: https://ageofrevolutions.com/2016/06/13/revolutions-in-the-classroom-digital-humanities-and-the-u-s-history-survey/