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History, Disrupted

How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past

Authors: Steinhauer, Jason

  • Offers the first comprehensive account of how the Internet can change our understanding of the past
  • Argues that history has become more tribal, viral, and visual as a result of the technologies we use
  • Explores how history intersects with today’s most pressing debates about technology, politics, and the media
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About this book

The Internet has changed the past. Social media, Wikipedia, mobile networks, and the viral and visual nature of the Web have inundated the public sphere with historical information and misinformation, changing what we know about our history and History as a discipline. This is the first book to chronicle how and why it matters. Why does History matter at all? What role do history and the past play in our democracy? Our economy? Our understanding of ourselves? How do questions of history intersect with today’s most pressing debates about technology; the role of the media; journalism; tribalism; education; identity politics; the future of government, civilization, and the planet? At the start of a new decade, in the midst of growing political division around the world, this information is critical to an engaged citizenry. As we collectively grapple with the effects of technology and its capacity to destabilize our societies, scholars, educators and the general public should be aware of how the Web and social media shape what we know about ourselves - and crucially, about our past. 

About the authors

Jason Steinhauer is a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in the USA. He is the founder and host of History Club on Clubhouse with more than 100,000 followers, and was the founding director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest at Villanova University, USA, from 2017 - 2020.  A public historian with over twenty years of experience in major cultural and historical institutions in the US, Steinhauer is the Founder of the History Communication Institute and the creator of the field of History Communication, which examines how history gets communicated on the World Wide Web. He has written for CNN, TIME, The Washington Post, Poynter, Inside Higher Ed, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Foreign Policy Research Institute (where he is a Senior Fellow). He has also delivered lectures overseas on behalf of the US Department of State, created a history podcast for the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, and appeared on C-SPAN’s American History TV.

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-85117-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover ca. £19.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: December 6, 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-85116-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History, Disrupted
Book Subtitle
How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past
Authors
Copyright
2022
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-85117-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-85117-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-85116-3
Edition Number
1
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