1. Introduction to digital history

Digital history is a form of digital storytelling - a story presented in a digital format. Digital histories use historical inquiry to gather information. This means you investigate the past and tell a story through the use of primary sources such as interviews and related evidence like photos, letters, objects and official documents. Once completing your digital history we ask you to share your story through the Making History student showcase and contribute to the knowledge and collections of Museums Victoria.

Watch the resource overview video and oral history videos. Oral historian Professor Alistair Thomson shares lots of tips on finding people to interview, recording them, getting their permission, and other considerations when conducting an oral history interview.

Jan Molloy, Program Coordinator, Humanities, Museums Victoria

Alistair Thomson, Professor of History, School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies, Monash University

Rebecca Carland, Curator, History of Collections, Museums Victoria

TIP: Before you get started you might like to check out some of the digital histories in the student showcase to get some ideas and inspiration.

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