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A Tale of the Classroom: Introducing Richard Dunn's Book to Undergraduates

Richard Dunn has written a big book. Normally, big books like Dunn’s are primarily meant for fellow academics, grad students who need to pad their comps list, and the super-interested general public. 936 more words

Slavery

Historians on Twitter Reflection

I recently began following several recommended Historians/Historical entities on Twitter:

@digitalcampus, @TheHistoryWoman, @jricole, @wmarybeard, and @JournalofDH

After reviewing these accounts I have a better idea of what digital history is and how different forms of social media are important to the field.   235 more words

Digital History

Remembering Lincoln Update: Building the Website

Since we last posted an update in July about the progress of the Remembering Lincoln digital project, we’ve been busy—thus we haven’t posted another in a while! 1,334 more words

Assassination

Screwtape and Auschwitz

On this day, seventy years ago, the extermination and concentration camp at Auschwitz was liberated by Allied forces.  As the text states, “the silent footage shown in this video is from film that was taken by a Soviet military film crew over a period of months beginning on January 27, 1945, the day that Auschwitz was liberated.” 456 more words

Digital History

Blog #3: Social Tagging and Shared Authority

As I sit here, snowed in, in New England, I began to explore the citizen archive project on the National Archives website. The project can be greatly justified in its purpose and be extremely helpful to the public. 345 more words

Blogging Historian

Defining DH

As the impression left by the site WhatIsDigitalHumanities conveys, DH, which may refer to digital humanities or digital history, is a nebulous concept difficult to pin down for veterans and newcomers alike. 768 more words

Digital History

The Importance and Usability of Online Archives

In this post I will be discussing and analyzing three different digital archives.  I will discuss what each of the archives are, what they offer, their value to history and establish whether or not they are representative of the event they are preserving.   1,093 more words

Digital History