New Media

New Media in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

(Professors Livesey, Magruder, Moon, Pandora, Soppelsa and Weldon)

The department is home to a cluster of scholars currently experimenting with web-based technologies for research and teaching in the history of science, technology, and medicine. Efforts include: digital databases and bibliographies; digitized image collections; how scholarly journals can innovate in adapting to online environments; rethinking research practices through the use of digital tools; development of online and hybrid courses; use of blogging and other new media strategies in support of wider scholarly access and public history outreach; and the creation of webfolio projects that draw on digital technologies to advance open learning initiatives online.