By Edward Shore
The Programming Historian publishes beginner-friendly tutorials that help humanists to learn a range of digital tools, techniques, and workflows to facilitate research and teaching. Contributors have uploaded web tutorials that will be useful to teachers and researchers in any field. For instance, “Intro to Google Maps and Google Earth” teaches how to create digital maps for publication in articles, books, and dissertations. “https://programminghistorian.org/lessons/preserving-your-research-data” suggests ways in which historians can archive and categorize their research data to ensure that it remains useful in the future. And “https://programminghistorian.org/lessons/editing-audio-with-audacity” helps researchers working with oral histories to load, record, edit, mix, and export audio files.
The Programming Historian maintains a blog that provides ideas for how scholars might use technology in their work and features exciting examples of real world applications of the website’s tutorials. UT-Austin History PhD alumnus Maria José Afanador-Llach, whose efforts to digitize endangered colonial archives in Colombia are featured here, has written several blog posts in Spanish about her experience working with the Fundación Histórica Neogranadina. Enhance your digital research and teaching skills by visiting the Programming Historian.