Public Engagement and The Web’s Role in History

Ryan is an independent researcher in History and Medieval Studies who will join us for THATCamp!

As a grad student transitioning from a background in Medieval Studies into research that examines how historians can engage the public through digital and web technologies, I believe that attending QueensU THATCamp will expand my knowledge of all things digital and allow me to meet other scholars interested in the digital humanities.

My academic background stems from very traditional Medieval Studies training (i.e., Latin and paleography). Towards the end of my MA I became fascinated by the digital humanities and have embraced this new field whole-heartedly. I now research how technology and the web can be used to engage and empower the public to take an active role in history.

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