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The Future of History: It’s all about the Web

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dc.contributor.advisor Eyman, Douglas Pritchard, Jessica
dc.creator Pritchard, Jessica 2010-07-28 2010-11-01T14:43:34Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2010-11-01T14:43:34Z 2010-11-01
dc.description.abstract This thesis explores the rhetoric of online history exhibits and the methods historians employ to translate the physical into the virtual. I begin by explaining the evolving relationship between history and digital technologies, more specifically the relationship between history and the web. The data for my study come from six interviews with historians who work and conduct research in both physical and virtual museum exhibits in institutions in the greater Washington, D.C. area: Timothy Grove from the National Air and Space Museum; Sharon Leon from the Center for History and New Media (CHNM); Nicole Osier from the Civil War Preservation Trust; and Laura O’Hara, Kathleen Johnson, and Matthew Wasniewski from the Clerk’s Office of History and Preservation. The latter half of my study investigates the pedagogical extension of these online historical museum exhibits and the ways in which historians see their digital work aligning with teacher’s curricula.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject digital history en_US
dc.subject museum design en_US
dc.subject audience en_US
dc.subject rhetorical invention en_US
dc.title The Future of History: It’s all about the Web en_US
dc.type Thesis en Master of Arts English en_US Master's en English en George Mason University en

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