HIST205F syllabus revisions



  • Neal Stephenson, In the Beginning Was the Command Line (Avon, 1999).
  • Paul Ford, “What is Code
  • Scott Weingart, “‘Digital History’ Can Never Be New
  • Fred Gibbs, “New Forms of History: Critiquing Data and Its RepresentationsThe American Historian
  • Lara Putnam, “The Transnational and the Text-Searchable: Digitized Sources and the Shadows They Cast” JAH
  • Andrew Hurley, “Chasing the Frontiers of Digital TechnologyThe Public Historian vol. 38 no. 1 (February 2016): 69–88.
  • Margaret O’Mara, Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley. Princeton University Press, 2004.
  • John M. Findlay. Magic Lands: Western Cityscapes and American Culture After 1940. University of California Press, 1992.
  • Roger Lotchin. Fortress California, 1910-1961: From Warfare to Welfare. University of Illinois Press, 2002.
  • Cecilia M. Tsu. Garden of the World: Asian Immigrants and the Making of Agriculture in California’s Santa Clara Valley. Oxford University Press, 2013.
  • Richard Walker. The Country in the City: The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area. University of Washington Press, 2007.
  • Stephen J. Pitti. The Devil in Silicon Valley: Northern California, Race, and Mexican Americans. Princeton University Press, 2003.
  • Rebecca Lowen. Creating the Cold War University: The Transformation of Stanford. University of California Press, 1997.
  • Herbert G. Ruffin II. Uninvited Neighbors: African Americans in Silicon Valley, 1769-1990. University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

Look back on the spatial history list and see what readings would be a good fit. Also, what readings can I pull in about public history? About digital exhibits and digital archives?