It is twenty years since Ed Ayers launched his Valley of the Shadow project, a technological leap that heralded the digital transformation of American history. The project’s prescient nature was startling: launched in the same year as the World Wide Web, it was one of the first digital history projects, certainly one of the first in the United States. 1 This was an amazing new development – a website – demonstrating how computer technology could bring to any computer user massive levels of primary documents for the study of the past. It is a measure of the project’s revolutionary impact that we today consider such an accomplishment routine and even mundane.
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2013|
|Event||Social Science History Association conference - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 21 Nov 2013 → 24 Nov 2013
|Conference||Social Science History Association conference|
|Period||21/11/13 → 24/11/13|