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Weekly Roundup: December 20

  • “History and astronomy are a lot alike. When people claim history couldn’t possibly be scientific, because how can you do science without direct experimentation, astronomy should be used as an immediate counterexample.”
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Metadata for all the British Museum Satires: part five

In my previous post I mentioned that the first thing I’d do as I embarked on research using metadata for satirical prints catalogued by the British Museum would be to try to distinguish whether the data I had represented the prints or the cataloguers, the cataloguing, or the process of the data creation. 1,333 more words


Can DH Answer Our Questions? Looking Ahead to AHA 2015

* cross posted from Educating Women *

It’s finals week at Bryn Mawr, which means that campus is getting quieter by the day. But for historians, the December break also requires getting ready for the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting, held the first weekend of the new year.  120 more words

Women's History

Explore Harrisburg in 1900: An Interactive Map of Buildings and Population

The Digital Harrisburg working group is pleased to announce a beta version of an interactive map of Harrisburg in 1900/1901 hosted at ArcGIS Online. This map and the data it contains was developed as a collaboration between faculty and students at… 696 more words

Digital History

Web Archives as Big Data: experimenting with the internet as a historical source

by Marta Musso

On the 3rd of December, the Institute for Historical Research hosted a conference on the challenges and opportunities that the digital world offers to researchers in the humanities. 903 more words

Digital History

Interviewing Bob Borders

For my second interview, I was excited to interview another resident of Parkland.  Coming off the high of my first interview, I felt like I was making progress in the right direction for our class project.   317 more words

Digital Tools in the Classroom

  • http://timeline.knightlab.com/

    A colleague included an assignment using Timeline JS in her urban history class this past semester and said it was a great success. Basically, Timeline creates web-based timeline presentations into which you can easily embed links, YouTube clips, images, and so on.

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