Jason Steinhauer: “History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past”
"Jason Steinhauer outlines how the web and social media have changed the way we learn and communicate about history."
June 13th 2023
- 17:00 – 18:00 CEST
This is an online-only event.
See description for details.
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- Speaker: Jason Steinhauer, Fellow at The Woodrow Wilson Center and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, USA
- Moderator: Susan J. Winter, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies, USA
About the Event
June 13, 2023
5:00 – 6:00 PM
We are looking forward to seeing you:
Participate via Zoom (Password: 0dzqxqiy). The talk will also be live-streamed and recorded on the DIGHUM YouTube Channel.
Jason argues that the Web and social media have dramatically shaped the general public’s understandings of history as a result of the rise of “e-history,” or forms of history communication specifically designed for distribution online. Jason outlines how the emergence of platforms and technologies such as Wikipedia, Facebook, and A.I. have altered the public’s interactions with historical information, and how the intersection of professional history with the Web has produced a clash of cultures that has threatened the very existence of the history profession. The rise of e-history has created an urgent need to ensure that accurate, reliable information becomes visible in the public sphere.
Slides will be available after the event.
Video will be available after the event.