June 23, 2024

McClurken to Co-Chair AHA Digital History Working Group

Jeffrey McClurken, professor of history and American studies and special assistant to the provost, has been named as Co-Chair of the American Historical Association’s newly created Digital History Working Group.  The group, created to help history departments and faculty navigate the tenure and promotion process with regard to digital scholarship, “will be available to advise departments considering these issues, help them define their own guidelines, and recommend external reviewers.”  In addition, the group “will also develop materials to provide further guidance for departments, such as…a curated gallery of ongoing digital scholarship so that historians can learn directly from one another as they conceive, build, and interpret new forms of scholarship.” For more detail, including the rest of the Working Group and the AHA’s new guidelines on Evaluating Digital Projects, see here.