Digital Methods for Military History


George Mason University (Arlington Campus), Arlington, Virginia





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

This institute was originally scheduled to be held in 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, it has been rescheduled for 2021. An updated call for participation will be made available in the winter of 2020/2021.

Project Director(s)

Abigail Mullen