History · Other Stuff

Museum Visit: Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

Okay, this one’s kind of cheating. I volunteer here several times a month, so it’s not like I’m going in as a newbie. However, it’s a pretty cool place and it’s worth a visit if you’re interested in the area or any of the topics it covers. The museum focuses on 19th century iron making…… Continue reading Museum Visit: Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama

History · Writing

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