Seminar Reflection

Read the original post on the DH Fellows’ blog My final reflection for the semester is on the first year fellows’ time in the seminar block. We began our first week with a group of readings on the establishment, structure, and dissolution of digital history centers in addition to readings on the history of the Center. … [Read more]

Digital Pedagogy

Our final week of readings focused on teaching digital methods to students of all ages. Arguably, two of this week’s readings could have been assigned in previous weeks. The article on video games could be used in the week on video games and history, and Dan Cohen’s piece on the structure of digital history education … [Read more]

RRCHNM20 Reflection

Read the original post on the DH Fellows’ blog The Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media celebrated its 20th anniversary by holding an unconference on November 14 and 15. On day one, I worked at the registration table in the morning. I was able to catch parts of the lightning histories and remembrances, … [Read more]

Intellectual Property & the Digital

In library school one of my two favorite classes was Legal Issues in Information Handling: Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Age, taught by the excellent Dr. Kip Currier. We explored all manner of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyright. We read Kembrew McLeod’s Freedom of Expression, James Boyle’s The Public … [Read more]

Public Projects Division Reflection

Read the original post on the DH Fellows’ blog Working in Public Projects has been a great learning experience. While working in the Division we were able to “sample” several different projects, which provided me with a firm understanding of the breadth of work this Division does. I live tweeted our first day in Public Projects, … [Read more]

Digital Scholarship

Digital scholarship is defined in the readings as scholarship that is created using digital tools and is presented in a digital format. In order to be effective, digital scholarship needs to be interactive; use several methods of communication, such as videos and still images, that are integrated with the text; and provide access to primary sources either … [Read more]

Games as History?

I am not an avid user of games, and the last time I remember playing them was in elementary school, when I used Oregon Trail and Number Munchers. I had never considered games to be a form of serious history prior to doing this week’s readings, and learned quite a lot about how they can be used to engage … [Read more]

Discussion Reflection

These are the questions Ron and I came up with on the topic of crowdsourcing: 1. What is crowdsourcing, and how do you, as a historian, feel about crowd-sourced history? 2. In Leslie Madsen-Brooks’ blog, she talks about Consensus vs. Expertise in Wikipedia creating a “collision of cultures.” What does she mean? Do you think … [Read more]

Not So Bad After All: Crowdsourcing History

In library school we had many discussions about crowdsourcing and the perils of Wikipedia. One of my professors thought Wikipedia was an undeniable evil, creating and promoting inaccurate information for everyone to see and access. Another professor thought Wikipedia was fantastic since it involved people in the production and promulgation of knowledge. I tend to … [Read more]