International infrastructures for digital history?

Friday, May 30th, 2008 | Finn Arne Jørgensen

I want to think a bit broader about digital history and the wider historical community, particularly in an international setting. In the US, digital history has definitely gained momentum, whereas in for instance Norway, the term “digital history” has not even been used. We have some projects that would classify as digital history, but in general these are one-way digital presentations of material rather than truly collaborative web 2.0-style projects.

I am working on a Norwegian-language article on digital history for the major history journal in Norway, and I find it quite challenging to translate much of the context of doing digital history. Since we don’t have many large, visible digital history projects, showing the relevance of digital approaches to mainstream historians is hard. Being at THATcamp will hopefully give me some help here, but for now I’d be interested in thinking about ways to make digital history more international. The Zotero people have done a great job here (I have translated parts of Zotero to Norwegian), but I think digital history projects that want to be truly open to the larger community has to consider the localization issue.

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