Date of Completion

Spring 5-3-2019

Thesis Advisor(s)

Frank Costigliola

Honors Major



Communication Technology and New Media | Cultural History | Digital Humanities | Mass Communication | Other History | Public History | Social History | Social Media


Public interest in history is alarmingly low, and this thesis aims to help reverse that trend by recommending the adoption of YouTube as history’s community tool. The majority of this thesis assesses YouTube’s merits as a suitable platform for enthusiasts and professionals alike to share their interests and thereby grow the public’s interest in history. This paper also includes other authors' sentiments on digital history and incorporates it into the argument.