Speaker: Dan Cohen, Director, Center for History and New Media
Event Date: Monday, January 30, 2012
What happens when the historical record is digitized, and when the events of the present are recorded only in electronic formats? Do we risk losing historical information? The potential for loss of information does exist, and we are unsure whether we can preserve today’s documents for future generations. However, exciting new possibilities for research and teaching are beginning to emerge. Dr. Cohen’s talk explores the promise and perils of a new era of history based on computers and networks, including vast digital libraries and archives, tools for saving and communicating history, and what the coming decade will hold.