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Historians, computing and the World-Wide-Web


Turnbull, PG, Historians, computing and the World-Wide-Web, Australian Historical Studies, 41, (2) pp. 131-148. ISSN 1031-461X (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 Taylor and Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/10314611003713629


This article provides a brief overview of historians' engagement with computing and information communication technologies since the creation of the World-Wide-Web in the early 1990s. It considers the failure of historical computing since the mid-1970s to interest the wider profession, and what this has meant for historians drawn to explore the potential of hypertext and the Web for history teaching and research over the past fifteen years. The article argues that given the ubiquity of Web-based communication, there is much to be gained by the historical profession taking a more supportive approach to the use of digital technologies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Historical studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Turnbull, PG (Professor Paul Turnbull)
ID Code:92910
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2014-06-30
Last Modified:2015-02-10

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