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Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources

Woohoo, new series! As a future museum studies/public history student and professional, I figured it behooved me to go out and spend some time soaking up some museums. I’m already studying and volunteering, but I’m interested in seeing the different exhibits both for my own enjoyment/education and to see how they’re being done. I’m hoping to do…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Disability Rights and Resources

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Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

Our first project in this class was editing a Wikipedia article. It was a good experience, illuminating the process of doing history and how Wikipeda works. As another exercise in using digital media for historical purposes, we’ve now put together timelines using the Google tool TimelineJS. Unfortunately free WordPress sites can’t embed these timelines right now, but…… Continue reading Digital History: A Timeline of the Rise and Fall of State Shinto

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Digital History: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and History

For more information about this class and series, see the Intro. This week we read the essay “GIS and History” by Anne Kelly Knowles. (It’s also the first chapter of the book Placing History). This essay talks about the differences between geographical and historical outlooks. For instance, geographers tend to present information visually and use images in…… Continue reading Digital History: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and History

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Digital History: How do people use the internet?

As part of a class on digital history, on several occasions I’ll be posting thoughts on a chapter of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web by Cohen and Rosenzweig and comments on one historical website featured in that chapter. You can read this whole book for free at http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/. For…… Continue reading Digital History: How do people use the internet?

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Digital History: Website Design

As part of a class on Digital History, on several occasions I’ll be posting thoughts on a chapter of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web by Cohen and Rosenzweig. You can read this whole book for free at http://chnm.gmu.edu/digitalhistory/. For more information about this series, see the…… Continue reading Digital History: Website Design

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Digital History: Editing Wikipedia

Our professor said we’d be astonished how easy it is to edit Wikipedia, and he was right. Our assignment was simple: Improve a history-related Wikipedia page. We could add a paragraph on a topic the article didn’t cover, add relevant citations/further reading, write an entirely new page, or whatever, basically just add something that would…… Continue reading Digital History: Editing Wikipedia

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Digital History: Wikipedia for Historians

As part of a class on digital history, on several occasions I’ll be posting thoughts on a chapter of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web by Cohen and Rosenzweig and comments on one historical website featured in that chapter. You can read this whole book for free…… Continue reading Digital History: Wikipedia for Historians

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Digital History: Online Archives

As part of a class on digital history, on several occasions I’ll be posting thoughts on a chapter of Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web by Cohen and Rosenzweig and comments on one historical website featured in that chapter. You can read this whole book for free…… Continue reading Digital History: Online Archives

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Digital History: Paid v. Free and Directories v. Search Engines

See the intro to this series for more information. This is a homework assignment commenting on our reading for this week and one of the websites we visited. Digital History Chapter 1: Exploring the History Web One of the major debates about history websites seems to be paid versus free access. This relates to the ongoing debate…… Continue reading Digital History: Paid v. Free and Directories v. Search Engines

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Digital History: Intro and Blog Updates

One of the classes I’m taking right now is Digital History, a methods class combining how to use the internet for historical research (including a tour of cool history-related sites) and practice for how to present historical information digitally. One of our assignments is to blog through our textbook (Digital History by Daniel J. Cohen…… Continue reading Digital History: Intro and Blog Updates