Episode #9 Digital History and the Civil War Governors Project with Patrick Lewis

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Do you get excited when you hear someone talking about digital history? Because I do. Those of us in the humanities with an eye to the future love this stuff. So I am particularly stoked to talk digital with Patrick Lewis,  author of For Slavery and Union: Benjamin Buckner and Kentucky Loyalties in the Civil War - and director of The Civil War Governors of Kentucky Digital Documentary Project. What Patrick is doing (take note...other state archivists) is some of the most innovative work in the digital humanities that I know of. And he gives us the full run down. We discuss:

  • Digital history and how it is useful

  • A historical "social network"

  • The place in digital humanities for early career historians

  • How to use the documentary project's user guides

Listen and learn - this is great stuff! Patrick and I talk also talk about Cohen Brothers movies, he gives some great advice for students of history, and notes the value of Mark Mazower's Inside Hitler's Greece: The Experience of Occupation, 1941-44. Nothing to so with the Civil War...but hey - it's good to have a little variance in your life, yes? Make sure to check out Patrick on Twitter - Peace.

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