Blog Archives

New Media

The sites this week provided different approaches to relating information on complex issues in an online format. Certainly everyone, as is evident in the blog posts here, has their own taste and sites will be more effective if the viewer

Posted in Uncategorized

The Junto

The Junto: A group Blog on Early American History is a group blog made up of contributions from graduate students and junior faculty Americanists. While the primary historical field is American history the blog is also a forum for discussion on

Posted in Uncategorized

Visualization

Visualization is a tool that has been used in the conveyance of information since we have been able to manipulate the most basic of mediums. The arts, sciences, and humanities, and their respective sub-disciplines, have always used some form of

Posted in Uncategorized

Networks

Weingart’s Demystifying Networks articles in regard to humanities research was a lot of time and space translating the interconnectedness of relationships, something that historians deal with as a rule, into new terminology like nodes and edges to describe those relationships,

Posted in Uncategorized

The Old Bailey Online

The Old Bailey Online is a searchable database of texts dealing specifically with the lives and perceptions of non-elite people in the criminal justice system via the documentation and publications related to the central criminal court of London from the early seventeenth

Posted in Uncategorized

Mapping

As in seemingly every aspect of ‘digital humanities’ that we have looked at this semester the ‘deep’ or ‘thick mapping’ of the Spatial History, and Hypercities projects are taking methods of investigation, quantification, and analysis that have proven themselves in

Posted in Uncategorized

Week 6

The readings this week were an interesting look at the prospects of big data analysis. I must admit that I remain skeptical of the application of big data analysis as a method in evidence based historical study except for specific,

Posted in Uncategorized

Crowdsourcing

For my crowdsourcing project I contributed to Transcribe Bentham, an online initiative to transcribe the manuscripts of Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), a British philosopher and social reformer, from the archives of University College London. Contributors assist by using the site’s Transcription Desk to

Posted in Uncategorized

Week 3

I found very interesting the quick turnaround in perception for Time on the Cross. It is no surprise that it was controversial immediately but I had no idea that it had received the Bancroft Prize, among the most prestigious awards

Posted in Uncategorized

Week 2

Thus far the readings are still struggling with issues of definition and everyone seems to have their own version, coming from their own perspective, and using their own individual terminology on the subject of digital technology and its impact. Last

Posted in Uncategorized