The Public Good of Digital (Academic) History

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Rebecca Lenihan


Is digital history public history? It does not have to be, but it probably should be. When we make our digital history products freely and publicly available, we not only make our scholarship more transparent, but also more accessible to a wider audience, in particular an audience who might usually be excluded from readership by paywalls. This article focuses on the author's experience in presenting research and data collected for the Soldiers of Empire project in a digital and public facing way, the reasons for doing so, and the challenges faced.

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Public History in Aotearoa New Zealand