Author Archives: William Thomas

About William Thomas

William G. Thomas III is a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities. He teaches digital humanities and digital history, 19th century U.S. history, the Civil War, and the history of slavery.

Renegotiating the Archive: Scholarly Practice in the Digital Age

(Recently published by CLIR: Terra Cognita: Graduate Students in the Archives, A Retrospective on the CLIR Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, May 2016. Reprinted with permission and with thanks to CLIR for an illuminating discussion of these … Continue reading

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On Discovery

Remarks given at Cum Laude Induction Episcopal High School Alexandria, Virginia April 15, 2016 Congratulations to the cum laude inductees and thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. It is a great honor to be here at … Continue reading

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What is Digital Scholarship? A Typology

At a recent talk at the University of Colorado Boulder I discussed various definitions of digital scholarship and how we might categorize digital scholarship. My forthcoming essay in the second edition of Blackwell’s Companion to Digital Humanities deals with these … Continue reading

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Why the Digital, Why the Digital Liberal Arts? (Middlebury College, December 2014)

Why the Digital? Why the Digital Liberal Arts? Middlebury College December 8, 2014 William G. Thomas III Abstract: This lecture for the Digital Liberal Arts initiative at Middlebury College assessed the current state of “the digital” in higher education, including … Continue reading

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The Future of Digital History, #rrchnm20

The Future of Digital History George Mason University November 15, 2014 First, I want to thank Roy for his generosity to young scholars like me a few years ago. Roy Rosenzweig’s mentorship of young scholars was so significant and his … Continue reading

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