Digital History, according to its advocates, holds out immense promises, while to its detractors the pitfalls seem both inescapable and catastrophic. Digital History may be the wave of the future, or it may be a reversion to the old-school positivism which historians superseded decades ago. Digital History may offer a valuable new perspective on the past, but its focus on things recent and Western may raise obstacles to understanding the pre-modern and non-Western past.
This site is a venue for one medieval Middle Eastern historian‘s occasional remarks and exploratory arguments on all matters related to Digital History. It makes no claims to comprehensiveness or utility. Comments, feedback, rebuttals, plaudits, and refutations are all welcome.