History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past
Presented by Jason Steinhauer, author and public historian
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
The Internet has changed the past. Social media, Wikipedia, mobile networks, and the viral and visual nature of the Web have inundated the public sphere with historical information and misinformation, changing what we know about our history and History as a discipline. This is the first book to chronicle how and why it matters. Why does History matter at all? What role do history and the past play in our democracy? Our economy? Our understanding of ourselves?