Author Archives: Seth Denbo

About Seth Denbo

Seth oversees the publication and membership departments of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization's mission.

Seth earned his PhD from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of eighteenth-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at UMD and the Department for Digital Humanities at King's College London. Over the past 10 years, Seth has participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and researcher he played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.

AHA 2014 Digital Pedagogy LR 10

Draft Guidelines on the Evaluation of Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship is having an impact on the discipline of history. Scholars give papers based on digital tools and methods at major conferences in the humanities. Many academics blog about their research and other issues related to the discipline 

Woman feeding chickens at the Indian Women's Prison.

Doing Prison History behind Bars

In the final chapter of Discipline and Punish Michel Foucault places the moment of the ultimate creation of the modern penal system in France in 1840 with the opening of the Mettray colony for delinquent boys. 

Taking the Long View on Cuban-US Relations at the Annual Meeting

Historians are uniquely qualified for the important social and educational job of putting current affairs into historical context. We do it in our classrooms, in op-ed pieces, in books and articles, and at conferences and meetings. Sometimes a news item