History and the Digital Image

By The GPDH Editors | October 19, 2012

The October issue of Perspectives, the newsletter of the American Historical Association, contains a special Technology Forum on digital images and history, “History and the Digital Image.” The forum includes a series of articles on using technology for research management. Whether interested in why the scanner may democratize history as shown in Carl Abbott’s piece or advice from Tanya March on using scanners; how Viewshare can alter one’s view of the archive as discussed by Trevor Owens and Jefferson Bailey; Peter K. Bol’s introduction to linking geography and history through historical geographic information systems (GIS); or examples of how to organize digital images accumulated in research in articles by  Elena Razlogova, Nancy Brown, and Rachel Leow, the Technology Forum provides detailed insight into how historians are applying technology while doing and organizing their research.