As historians, we are confronted with an abundance of data in digital form that can be searched, annotated, analysed, presented and reused with the help of a broad array of digital tools.
But what do we know about how digital technology affects the artefactual and informational value of a source?
When looking through the lens of source criticism to digitized and digital born sources, there are so many mediating processes going on before a source can appear on our screen that historians run the risk of getting detached from the original context of the source.
The basis of this lesson David Boder: From Wire Recordings to Website are the recordings that David Boder made in 1946 in order to preserve the history of the Holocaust. These recordings of interviews conducted with a wire recorder were made newly available when the interviews were digitised and published online in 2009.
This lesson includes animations, a quiz and assignments to test your understanding of the content.
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