Digital Methods for Military History

Location

George Mason University (Arlington Campus), Arlington, Virginia

Deadline

Dates

July 20-31, 2020

Type

Institute

The goal of the Digital Methods for Military History institute is to provide training in digital tools best suited to the analysis of military history while also discussing how to overcome the structural and ideological barriers to digital work that exist for many military historians. The two-week institute will devote time to multiple topics, including investigating how digital history has been able to widen the scope of historical inquiry, and how military history has benefited from this wider scope; teaching participants how to create and customize humanities data sets from the vast amount of data that exists on military history; and teaching participants then how to ask questions of the data sets they have created and how to find the answers using digital tools.

The institute is targeted at military historians with little to no formal training in digital tools and methods. Applicants should have a particular project in mind as well as sources for that project. 

Funding Information: Details about the Grant

Project Director(s)

Abigail Mullen