Why Am I Taking Digital History?

I have always been fascinated with what we can do with technology and coming into college, I know I wanted to study two very different disciplines, one involving technology and the other Classics. I became a double major in Classical Archeology and Communications & Digital Studies with a minor in Museum Studies in my sophomore year. I wanted to bring a new to the old and combine my two interests. Archaeology already relies a great deal on technology when surveying and recording information. What I want to do with the digital tools is create more interactive ways to share the information we know and discover. Whether it be creating 3-D models of past ruins or digitizing documents, it allows information to be viewed in a new and permanent way. I work in the Digital Knowledge Center, which as allowed me to learn new skills and I hope to gain new digital skills and understanding of the Digital Humanities in this class.

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