• Welcome to Digital History

    A course about digital technologies and how they have transformed the ways we know and understand the past

Gain New Skills

Acquire new skills and abilities with digital technologies

Discuss and Debate

Engage with other students in discussion of the implications of digital technologies for history


Create an original digital history project of your own

What is Digital History?

“Digital history might be understood broadly as an approach to examining and representing the past that works with the new communication technologies of the computer, the internet network, and software systems.”

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Reflections on the Digital Past


A Historian’s Year with a Chromebook

August 16, 2016

  Could a Chromebook satisfy the computing needs of a historian? Over the past twelve months, I’ve been using one to find out. Google’s low-cost, Web-based operating system, ChromeOS, is…

"Retro Computing on the Green" Source: Bruno Cordioli, Flickr.

Who Teaches Digital History in Canada?

April 6, 2016

  Digital history is coming to York University in Fall 2016. That is to say, I finally got around to organizing and preparing to teach digital history. As I get…


Canada’s Historical Newspaper Digitization Problem, Part 2

March 22, 2016

Nearly three years ago, I wrote a post called “Canada’s Historical Newspaper Digitization Problem” in which I agreed with the findings of a Higher Education Academy study that found that…