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History in the Digital Age: The Final Post

The best way I can describe the process of creating this project is to break it down into sections. 1) Ill describe the initial idea and purpose of the project. 2) The challenges that I experienced through the creation process. 3) The rewards of the process. 4) What I’ve learned and what are the major... Continue Reading →

Podcasts and History: A modern love story

Ah, podcasts. One of my favorite pastimes. I'm excited to bring my love of podcasts to you all today and perhaps I can convince you to listen to a few of my personal favorites... To begin, I think one of the most important takeaways from our readings stems from Kelly’s Teaching History in the Digital... Continue Reading →

Copyright Confusion

Reading Response This week we learning about copyright in the digital world. I currently work as the Assistant to the Editor for the Journal of Urban History and I'm excited to learn about this topic, since copyright, fair use, and the public domain are something I encounter every. single. day. Each image that an author... Continue Reading →

Eagle Eye Citizen

An evaluation of Eagle Eye Citizen, a site on which users can “Solve and create American history and civics challenges to explore Library of Congress Primary sources - and look closer.” Created by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and the Congress Civic Participation and Primary Sources Project.   Eagle Eye Citizen... Continue Reading →

How to Use Twine

Twine - An Open Source Tool for Telling Interactive, Nonlinear Stories What is Twine: Created by Chris Klimas in 2009 Twin is an open-source tool for telling interactive, non-linear stories Twine publishes directly to HTML (HyperText Marking Language = a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on... Continue Reading →

Unheard History: Digital Project Proposal

Unheard History A University of North Carolina Charlotte Oral Interview Handbook Intended Audience: Rather than focus specifically on my original intended audience of UNCC history students, this project should extend to all UNCC students who may be interested in learning how to conduct an oral interview. While my original intention for the project was to... Continue Reading →

Prospectuses and Plans

Personal Digital History Prospectuses For my digital history class, myself and each of my classmates are completing a personal digital history project. After reading through my classmates' digital project prospectuses, I noticed how incredible this discipline truly is. Reading each of these, I was reminded about how vast the subject of history is and found... Continue Reading →

Project Prospectus

Unheard History: A University of North Carolina Charlotte Oral History Handbook My proposed project includes a website on which to create and display an oral history handbook for UNC Charlotte students. This digital oral history platform would be a way for UNCC students to engage with history of the profession, learn how to conduct oral... Continue Reading →

Digital Formats: the good, the bad, and the ugly

**This blog post highlights a potential digital history project that I will be working on throughout the year and compares four research platforms, examining what I think are the strengths and weaknesses of each platform. I used three digital formats (Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica, Google) and one conventional scholarly source (JSTOR).  Digital Formats: The good, the... Continue Reading →

What is Digital History?

**Full disclosure, I created this blog as part of a school project. While some of the posts here include specific assignments (such as the one below), others will be my personal thoughts on life as a graduate student and the challenges and celebrations that come with it! The Digital History Quilt What is digital history?... Continue Reading →

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