Statement on Digital Scholarship

The History of Science Society supports digital scholarship in its myriad forms and has created this site as a forum for all things digital in history of science.  We take the phrase digital scholarship in its broadest form to mean anything that involves electronic or digital tools, resources, or texts. Therefore, the premise of this site is that we are all digital scholars in some form or fashion. Digital tools and platforms are clearly shifting the ways in which we do history: from research to presentation and publication. We now have people curating digital exhibits with multimedia, building web interfaces for traditional scholarly resources, doing computational analytics that reveal patterns in the historical data, using popular social media platforms to foster community and scholarship around the globe, teaching gamified classes, and more.

This site seeks to orient you to digital media, data, and tools used in the service of history of science scholarship. This is an arena for showcasing some of the most interesting recent work in digital history of science, for discussing the future of digital history of science, and for pointing people to resources. You will find our current (but not exhaustive) collection of resources at Digital Projects. These include correspondence, databases, libraries, mash-ups, primary source full-texts, repositories, and blogs. As we build this site, we encourage people looking for information to respond to us and tell us where we need to provide more resources. If you think you are doing digital scholarship and you don’t see yourself here, then talk to us