Sharing project ideas with a group is a good way to collaborate and get fresh perspective. A few history grad students will share their digital theses projects and discuss ideas for future digital projects, the problems associated with creating a digital thesis, and look for feedback or ideas for their current projects.
One issue with creating a digital thesis is the lack of precedence. Here at SIUe, there have been few examples of master’s students creating and defending digital projects. Without that precedence, professors and students seem unsure of steps to take or defense strategies. New guidelines published by the AHA and universities like George Mason University provide an idea but they have yet to be tested at SIUe.
This session will bring researchers together to brainstorm. Talking about current digital projects will make others to think about their research in new ways. Learning about platforms for presenting research could encourage more digital work and build precedence for future work.