Pinpointing the Digital History in “Welcome to Pine Point”

The website Welcome to Pine Point, which just won a Webby Award, offers a contrast to more academic digital history projects. It’s closer to a film, or a kind of web equivalent of This American Life, but it’s also deeply historical, if also more personalized and even nostalgic. What can digital historians learn from this kind of web presentation? What works well about Welcome to Pine Point and what creates static compared to more academic and scholarly approaches to digital history?



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