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journal contribution
posted on 17.12.2016 by Tim Sherratt
Keynote presented at Working History, the Professional Historians’ Association Conference, 19 August 2016, Melbourne.

Abstract

Access to digital resources like Trove has changed the way we do history, but what about the way we communicate history? Sure, we now use blogs and social media to tell our stories, but there remains a divide between the data embedded within digital resources, and the narratives we construct on top of them. I want to explore ways in which we can maintain and enrich connections between data and narrative -- to tell stories that not only connect us to the past, but connect us to the wealth of historical material that exists within online collections.

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