Setting the groundwork for an undergraduate thesis project

We have a course code, HIST4910, for students doing their undergraduate thesis project. This project can take the form of an essay, it can be a digital project, it could be code, it could be in the form of any of the manifold ways digital history/humanities research is communicated.

Hollis Peirce will be working with me this year on his HIST4910, which for now is called ‘The Evolution of the Digitization of History: Making History Accessible’. Hollis has been to DHSI twice now, once to take courses on digitization, once to work on the history of the book. Hollis’ interest in accessibility (as distinct from ‘open access’, which is an entirely different kettle of fish) makes this an exciting project, I think. If you’re interested in this subject, let us know! We’d like to make connections.

We met today to figure out how to get this project running, and I realized, it would be handy to have a set of guidelines for getting started. We don’t seem to have anything like this around the department, so Hollis and I cobbled some together. I figured other folks might be interested in that, so here they are.

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