Past Events

DHL Lecture

William Thomas Lecture

The act of doing history requires imagination but historians have rested our case on the virtue of critical thinking. The digital medium and the tools we now have give historians the opportunity to imagine what new forms history might take, what new ways students might experience a world other than their own. To seize these opportunities we need different methodological approaches and more cross-disciplinary collaboration to create digital media objects as works of historical imagination grounded in original sources.

 

Professor William Thomas is one of the earliest pioneers of digital history. A co-editor of the award-winning "Valley of the Shadow" project and director of several other major digital history projects, as well as author of multiple essays and monographs, Professor Thomas is also an award- winning teacher.

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