When someone says the word technology, there are probably some common things that come to mind. Some things one might think about include products like smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices. The use of robotics to perform simple and complex actions. The impact of technology is far reaching and much more expansive than the few broad items listed above.
It seems perfectly normal for technology to have had a wide impact in fields like science, social science, and math. However, when it comes to the humanities pairing up with technology the lines between discipline, field, methodology, and purpose become snared in complicated web of public and scholarly intentions. The goal of this blog is to deconstruct this web and examine the use of technologies with history in and outside the academy. It’s a big world out there in digital history. To start thinking about the vast web of interconnected digital ideas and digitization, here’s a video about the Internet Archive.