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Wednesday, 12 November 2014, 6:00PM
Museum of London

Making History Online

Professor Tim Hitchcock, Professor Robert Shoemaker

This lecture assesses how recent innovations in making historical resources available online, and in the crowdsourcing and co-creation of research materials, have effectively reconfigured the relationship between the academy and the public. We can all be historians now.

Despite limitations, an online dialogue between academic history and the public is not only inevitable, but also desirable.

 

This is The Royal Historical Society / Gresham College 2014 Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture.

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Professor Hitchcock is Professor of Digital History at the University of Sussex. Professor Hitchcock chairs the AHRC's Digital Transformations Working Group and sits on the AHRC Research Advisory Board, and the British Library Advisory Council.

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Professor Shoemaker is Professor of Eighteenth-Century British History at the University of Sheffield. He is currently co-director of The Digital Panopticon: The Global Impact of London Punishments, 1780-1925, an AHRC funded 'Digital Transformations' project. 

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12 November 2014

Making History Online
Professor Tim Hitchcock
Professor Robert Shoemaker

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