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What's the Matter with Digital Humanities?

Last week an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education by Timothy Brennan created a good bit of buzz in my social media world. The author declares, after a bit of muddled argument, that digital humanities is largely bust after carefully setting aside certain common digital tools like the “Moodles” and podcasts. 1,366 more words

Digital Archaeology

Lineup for 2017 Six-Shooters Session

Here is an alphabetical list of the presenters that we have confirmed for the Technology Committee-sponsored session, “Six-Shooters: A Digital Frontiers Lightning Round”:


Newspaper opinion pieces

A recent editorial in the New York Times highlighted the California condor. That editorial was accompanied by a fine illustration of a condor.

Over time, the California condor has appeared in many newspaper opinion pieces. 1,016 more words


Exploring DIRT (Digital Research Tools)

I played around for a bit on DIRT, looking into the annotating,  publishing, designing, transcription, and writing sections. But I was surprised when I ended up with just two sites that I liked, as I assumed that it would be tough to narrow down my finds because there was just so much too look at! 404 more words

Blog Test: HTML

Hello Old Friend

The last time I played in html would have been 2014-2015, when I was getting my associates degree. I made some very measly and medicore websites from scratch using Adobe Dreamweaver, so this is a bit of a blast from the past. 516 more words

Thinking about One Day in August

You’d think that a span of nine days including two weekends, Thanksgiving Monday, and Western University’s inaugural fall reading week would be relaxing. That’s ample time to rest and recharge for the sprint to the Christmas break, right? 910 more words

Military History

Crowdsourcing Anabaptist history?

I’m teaching two digitally focused courses this semester at West Chester University, Introduction to Digital Humanities and the upper level history election, Digital History. In both courses, my students spend a lot of time looking at existing digital projects and learning how to analyze and evaluate them, not unlike a book review. 681 more words