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Digital Publishing and Sharing Research

I think as a whole, sharing research in this way, as a website, with the researched topics and thesis categorized and broken down is successful. The way that the authors in both The differences Slavery Made, and Digital history categorize

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Art History Blogs

Over the course of the semester I’ve been following several art history blogs. I definitely prefer microblogging to long blog posts. I feel that microblogs post more frequently, and have a much larger variety of information that allows the reader

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New Media

New media is the most effective form of digital history that we’ve looked at in this course, in terms of design, engagement, and educational benefits. I can see this working very effectively for a museum’s educational program. The variety of

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Week 10: Visualization

Data visualization is something that most people are familiar with and have come across in their lives in one way or another. There isn’t really a question about how useful it can be in the right contexts, the question is

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Networks

I can see how networks can be useful, they provide a visual connection between different things, which Weingart refers to as nodes. The mathematical aspect of the algorithms he discusses is what deters me from ever wanting to use it

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Digital Exhibitions and Collections

Digital exhibitions are one of my main areas of interest in public history, so choosing just one particular online exhibition to look at was very difficult. I enjoy the design and quality of information on the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, Detroit Institute

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Spacial History

Spacial History provides an interesting look into how we make sense of history. For more visual learners, mapping can provide a good aid to historical texts. Much like the other methods of digital history, mapping only provides a piece of information

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Week Five: Digital Analysis of Text

Using algorithms on scientific or thematic text is common and makes sense. Rhody shows how these efforts can be helpful in more figurative works of text, in a way that requires more effort on the scholar and a deeper understanding

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Prism

I contributed to Prism, for my crowdsourcing project. I was initially attracted to the clean design of the website and the two column set up of the text and the information. On the right of the page you can read

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Week 3 Response Post

The role of quantitative data has intrigued many historians. It presumably allows for a more objective record of history, however, in the cases which we have seen, relying too heavily on quantitative data can be a downfall. As Gibbs and

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