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Sep 18, 2020

In this first episode of the fourth season of the podcast, we speak with historian Ian Milligan about his 2019 book History in the Age of Abundance?: How the Web Is Transforming Historical Research. In it, Milligan explores what it means for historians’ work both now and going forward that so much of the record of human society is now born digital and accumulating at an unprecedented scale on the World Wide Web. History in the Age of Abundance? is the subject of a Review Roundtable that appears in the October 2020 issue of the AHR.

Ian Milligan is Associate Professor of History at the University of Waterloo. He serves as the principle investigator for the Mellon Foundation supported project Archives Unleashed, which aims to make archived internet data more accessible to researchers by developing data search and analysis tools. His previous monograph, Rebel Youth: 1960s Labour Unrest, Young Workers, and New Leftists in English Canada was published in 2014.