POST: A History Dissertation Goes Digital

AHA Today has posted an interview with Celeste Sharpe (Carleton College), discussing “what is purportedly the first born-digital dissertation in the discipline of history.” In the post, Kritika Agarwal speaks with Dr. Sharpe about her dissertation, They Need You! Disability, Visual Culture, and the Poster Child, 1945–1980, built in Scalar.

Dissatisfied with “the rigidity of the print-oriented format of a thesis/dissertation with regards to the relationship between media and text,” Dr. Sharpe notes that Scalar “enabled me to achieve my two main goals: make a project with multiple access points into the content AND create a structure that reveals and reinforces the complex connections between people, charitable organizations, ideologies, and politics.”

dh+lib Review

This post was produced through cooperation among Elizabeth Gibes, Charlie Harper, Caleb Derven, Heather V. Hill, Sarah Simpkin, and Kristen Mapes (Editors-at-large for the week), Sarah Melton and Patrick Williams (Editors for the week), Caitlin Christian-Lamb, Nickoal Eichmann-Kalwara, and Roxanne Shirazi (dh+lib Review Editors).