To access my Omeka site, click here. Omeka For this week’s practicum on public history we were tasked with creating a collection of objects on Omeka. I had been looking forward to learning about and using Omeka, and luckily for the first year fellows, our practicum coincided with our first week of our rotation in Public Projects. … [Read more]

Live Tweeting a Day in Public Projects

Read the original post on the DH Fellows’ blog The semester is flying by, and last week I realized I had yet to live tweet a day in a division. I figured today would be a good day to attempt this assignment since it marks the beginning of the first year fellows’ time in the … [Read more]

Education Division Reflection

Read the original post on the DH Fellows’ blog Another four weeks has gone by! I cannot believe our time in the Education Division is already at an end. We’ve had a busy and productive month. Our first task was to find images and videos of the people featured on the 100 Leaders website. I … [Read more]

Online Public History

I was excited to do the readings this week since they are discussing public history. Since I am hoping to go into public history I was curious to see what this week’s articles would say about how public history can be applied to the web, the challenges that entails, and how putting history online is … [Read more]

Palladio and RAW

For this week’s practicum, I am using Palladio and RAW to show how networks are constructed, what they reveal, and how they can be useful for historians. I began in Palladio by copying and pasting the battle and unit spreadsheet information into it, and then added in the CSV that contained the battles and coordinates. … [Read more]

Visualizations, Networks, and Mapping the Republic of History

Visualizing historical data in the form of networks comes with many problems and benefits. The definition of visualization, as found in Theibault’s article, is “the organization of meaningful information into two or three dimensional spatial form intended to further a systematic inquiry.” Networks are made up of nodes, which are the connection points, and edges, which … [Read more]

Ways to Use Text Mining

For this week’s practicum, we are using various ngram viewers and comparing them, and then using Voyant. For first half of this exercise I chose keywords that are of interest to me in my research. I started out the practicum hoping to get a better grasp on what text mining is and how it works, … [Read more]