Digitial Scholarship: A Tool for Historians

Digital scholarship is a tool for historians that assist them in research, sharing, and critique of their studies. For research, digital scholarship provides access to millions of documents and other forms of evidence in archives of various types, and it provides the tools to analyze this information through various functions such as text analysis and data visualization so scholars can conduct their studies more efficiently and easily. Through sharing, digital scholars can share their research to a wider audience in the scholarly world through blogs and online journals and also share their lectures with students through engaging digital tools such as interactive maps and data. Finally, digital scholarship allows scholars to critique other scholars or be critiqued on a continual basis, rather than merely waiting for conferences and reviews which by their nature can only give limited criticism, resulting in the advancement of the field at a faster rate.