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Writing History in the Digital Age

Writing History in the Digital Age
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Springing Into Digital Research Projects Over the last 18 months in Media 21, students have created a variety of learning products: traditional research papers, collaboratively written research papers, digital learning portfolios (which included multigenre elements), and information dashboards (Netvibes). In thinking about this spring’s research project on veterans’ issues and how to meet our students are their point of need while pushing their thinking, Susan Lester (my co-teacher) and I decided to go focus on students creating a digital research project (see details above in the embedded project document). After engaging in presearch for three days this week, students will choose a topic and then be grouped by common research interests. This concept of a digital research project is inspired by our own previous efforts, Jim Burke’s musings on digital essays, and the wikified research project at Learning and Laptops. Here are a few other changes to our spring project from previous research endeavors in Media 21: Like this:

Sources Médiévales Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities These NEH grants support national or regional (multistate) training programs for scholars and advanced graduate students to broaden and extend their knowledge of digital humanities. Through these programs, NEH seeks to increase the number of humanities scholars using digital technology in their research and to broadly disseminate knowledge about advanced technology tools and methodologies relevant to the humanities. The projects may be a single opportunity or offered multiple times to different audiences. Institutes may be as short as a few days and held at multiple locations or as long as six weeks at a single site. For example, training opportunities could be offered before or after regularly occurring scholarly meetings, during the summer months, or during appropriate times of the academic year. Today, complex data—its form, manipulation, and interpretation—are as important to humanities study as more traditional research materials. Program Statistics Questions?

Documenting the links to our past through social media... Last month I promised an update to my "Links" page with some additional attention directed towards archives, museums, historical societies, and related cultural organizations in Tennessee that use social media. Well, it's a work in progress, but I have finally updated this online list. This link list includes the traditional website links, but also includes social media icons hyperlinking to various outposts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and YouTube. As I said, this is a work in progress, so if your cultural institution is not listed, please let me know. I'm constantly on the lookout for archives and museums in my home state of Tennessee that are using social media, and would like to include as many as possible. Social media can provide archives, museums, and heritage organizations with an effective way to collaborate with colleagues and share collections with the public. The social media landscape in Tennessee - The Posterity Project

ProfHacker Many of us have favorite tools that suit our workflows well, helping us accomplish our tasks and keep track of needed bits of information. Below you’ll find a list of applications, services, and utilities that I use almost daily. Workflow. I know I know. Let’s backtrack a minute. A few weeks ago, coincidentally during Day of DH 2016, it was brought to my attention that Voyant, a web-based text analysis tool, had upgraded to Version 2.0. This has been a popular tool with ProfHackers (I’ve written about using it as has Brian), and the new version is a great improvement. a cleaner, crisper appearance better cross-platform and mobile device support (all tools in HTML5, no Flash or Java Applets) advanced search capabilities, including wil… My assignments are often inspired by things I learn about from my Personal Learning Network (PLN), and this particular assignment is inspired by several people. On March 30th, the American University in Cairo held its first Research Day.

Learning Through Digital Media Le blog de l'histoire - Toute l'actualité de l'histoire par DHSI | Digital Humanities Summer Institute Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web This book provides a plainspoken and thorough introduction to the web for historians—teachers and students, archivists and museum curators, professors as well as amateur enthusiasts—who wish to produce online historical work, or to build upon and improve the projects they have already started in this important new medium. It begins with an overview of the different genres of history websites, surveying a range of digital history work that has been created since the beginning of the web. The book then takes the reader step-by-step through planning a project, understanding the technologies involved and how to choose the appropriate ones, designing a site that is both easy-to-use and scholarly, digitizing materials in a way that makes them web-friendly while preserving their historical integrity, and how to reach and respond to an intended audience effectively. On this website, we present a free online version of the text. , Barnes and Noble, or U. of Penn. Press.

Digital Scholarship in the Humanities | Exploring the digital humanities The Digital Essay « If you haven’t seen it already, you should have a look at this Digital Essay by Will Self. Not because you are a fan of Will Self or necessarily interested in Kafka’s Wound, but because you are interested in the way the essay can be brought to life through embedded references. I spent a good portion of a very interesting hackday at the National Archives in March, Talking to Helen Jeffrey from the London Review of Books. We talked about Linked Data and how these concepts when applied to something like an essay might make it a different experience. In the outcome of the hackday, I used a graph to illustrate the connections between letter writers in the ancient correspondence of Henry III (and others) between 1175-1538. Connections between people and graphs are natural bedfellows. In the digital essay a graph is used to illustrate connections between references to external sources. My one criticism is that I cannot seem to work out why things in the table of contents are connected.

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