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Week 11: Stories in New Media

I was impressed by this week’s readings which consisted not just of reading material  but also included the application of media components such as video, audio and other visually stimulating elements for journalistic purposes.  While still relatively new in relation

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Week 10 Visualization

As a vast majority of our readings have made it clear throughout the semester, the application of graphic tools and historical data for the production of charts, graphs, timelines and other visualizations for historical research has been met with a mixture

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Blog (Boston 1775) Response

Overall, one can safely say that the availability, and dissemination of historical information has been improved by the establishment and use of blog platforms by historians.  While my interests are focused on eighteenth century colonial America and the interpretation of this history

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Week 9 Networks

This week’s reading focuses on the advantages and disadvantages in the construction and utilization of Networks, or visual charters which represent the interconnectivity of a variety of components, or “nodes,” which from a humanities perspective can be utilized to create

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Week 8 Exhibits: The 18th Century Material Culture Resource Center

As a living historian the use of primary sources and historical artifacts are vital to the reconstruction of the lifestyle practices of a bygone era.  However, such historic databases and online exhibits are often in desperate need of updating and/or

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Week 7 Mappings

In a sense spatial history provides a chance to visually render and produce results which show greater interconnectivity of various historical elements. Knowles provides a useful and handy companion in Placing History: How Maps, Spatial Data, and GIS Are Changing

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Week 6 Readings

It is clear from these readings that while the digitization of texts had has immediate benefits in that it serves as a platform for preservation, especially through the digitization of books printed as long ago as the sixteenth century,  the

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Week 5 Readings

It is clear that the algorithmic manipulation of texts, be it a historical texts, or a poetic stanza through the use of a growing number of digital and text recognition based programming has proven to be an invaluable tool to

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Metadata Games

I did my crowdsourcing on Metadata Games, a National Standard open source game platform which relies on crowd participation involving a cache of media items including digitized images, audio, and video from over 45 collections from 11 institutions.  Through collaborations

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Week 3 readings

As mentioned in several of the proceeding posts, many of us started Fogel and Engerman’s Time on the Cross with certain preconceived notions and views regarding American slavery and its significance as a field to the study of American history.

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