Making digital history (Ridge)

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  • Mia Ridge


  • Making digital history: The impact of digitality on public participation and scholarly practices in historical research

Institution, supervision, and dates

  • Open University
  • Drs Deborah Brunton, Elton Barker
  • Awarded: May 2015


Following a broad overview of participatory digital history, this thesis moves from a review of public history projects focused on crowdsourcing, to a smaller sub-set of projects related to citizen history, and then focuses on the research practices of faculty and community historians. The Conclusion draws together the various models for 'making history' discussed, and teases out the ways in which they have been affected by digital methods, tools and resources.