History predates the Digital Age? Perish the Thought
Summary of an AHA survey of ‘senior’ History faculty in the U.S (full details at the AHA website).
The shocking results? Historians aren’t sold on digital work – or, like racism, they aren’t personally opposed to digital research, but they’re sure other people are. Scattered reports further indicate that History professors also apparently complain about their students’ academic skills, and – this just in – teaching schools require not only lots of teaching, but research as well.
How come nobody told me about any of this? Oh well, I suppose it’s good to see that history is finally catching up with the social sciences in its ability to present the obvious as newsworthy.