I am a computer science undergrad with a great interest in history. Lately I have been asking myself if there are general aspects or specialities of computer science which lend themselves to the study of history. Given that I would likely find any such combination of great interest and others here would too, I thought this would be a good topic to ask here. Not only are there potentially other technically minded people, but also history professionals who may already be working with specific computer technology, methods, and algorithms.
- Brownie points for those who provide specific references of potentially applicable technology (such as algorithms, programs, methodology, etc.)
- Super OMG points for those who provide specific avenues of research which combine the study of history with approaches from computational disciplines.
I have some specific examples which I will provide in the answer section if there is some confusion over the general question or if answers are not necessarily forthcoming.
P.S. - I understand that this is a question that may be better suited to another forum (or to two forums?). I understand if the community feels that this question needs to be migrated.