Open Thread: Digital Publics

Recent debates over monuments, miniseries, and manuscripts—in print and online—have reminded us that public interest in the American past continues to be a vibrant flashpoint of discussion. But who is that digital public? And why should we, as historians, seek to connect? Contests over what constitutes a sacred battlefield, who the founders really were, when to tweet about politics, or how we string together the quintessentially “American” moments that make a good textbook or a dynamic survey course, have invited new perspectives on how historians work, and what their role should be in the digital public square. At the same Read more

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