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Fall 2014: Clio Wired: An Introduction to History & New Media

This course is my version of HIST 696, the first of the two digital history courses required of all PhD students at GMU. I was introduced to this course during my first stint at GMU in 1998-99, one of the first years that Roy

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Fall 2014: Clio Wired: An Introduction to History & New Media

This course is my version of HIST 696, the first of the two digital history courses required of all PhD students at GMU. I was introduced to this course during my first stint at GMU in 1998-99, one of the first years that Roy

Stony Brook

The Differences Digital Technology Makes: Humanities Research & Scholarship in the Digital Age

Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, October 29, 1 PM   Abstract: New technologies are transforming how humanities scholars can frame questions, conduct research, construct interpretations, communicate our ideas and collaborate with audiences outside the academy. To help make sense

Stony Brook

The Differences Digital Technology Makes: Humanities Research & Scholarship in the Digital Age

Humanities Institute at Stony Brook University, October 29, 1 PM   Abstract: New technologies are transforming how humanities scholars can frame questions, conduct research, construct interpretations, communicate our ideas and collaborate with audiences outside the academy. To help make sense

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“The Long View of Digital Urban History”

Roundtable at the Urban History Association Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, October 10, 2014 Chair and Moderator: LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech Participants: Colin Gordon, University of Iowa Susan Lawrence, Ohio State University Stephen Robertson, George Mason University, Center for History and New

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“The Long View of Digital Urban History”

Roundtable at the Urban History Association Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, October 10, 2014 Chair and Moderator: LaDale Winling, Virginia Tech Participants: Colin Gordon, University of Iowa Susan Lawrence, Ohio State University Stephen Robertson, George Mason University, Center for History and New

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The Differences between Digital History and Digital Humanities

For the last nine months I’ve spent much of my time exploring digital history. Part of becoming director of RRCHNM involved familiarizing myself with areas of work about which I had only passing knowledge despite almost twenty years of reading, teaching

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The Differences between Digital History and Digital Humanities

For the last nine months I’ve spent much of my time exploring digital history. Part of becoming director of RRCHNM involved familiarizing myself with areas of work about which I had only passing knowledge despite almost twenty years of reading, teaching

Bard

Mapping New York @ Bard Graduate Center

On April 25, I’m talking about “Putting Harlem on the Map: Visualizing Everyday Life in a 1920s Neighborhood” as part of the Mapping New York Symposium being held at the Bard Graduate Center.   Description: New York has long fascinated

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Mapping New York @ Bard Graduate Center

On April 25, I’m talking about “Putting Harlem on the Map: Visualizing Everyday Life in a 1920s Neighborhood” as part of the Mapping New York Symposium being held at the Bard Graduate Center.   Description: New York has long fascinated

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Panel discussion @ VCU: Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations

Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations April 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University I will be a Panelist – with Susan Brown (University of Alberta); Aaron McCollough

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Panel discussion @ VCU: Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations

Scholar, Maker, Creator: New Humanities Conversations April 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University I will be a Panelist – with Susan Brown (University of Alberta); Aaron McCollough

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Digital Harlem at the University of Pennsylvania

On April 1, I’ll be giving two talks on Digital Harlem at the University of Pennsylvania. Behind the Scenes at Digital Harlem Tools-and-Techniques in the Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Forum TIME: 12:30-2:00pm LOCATION: Penn Library Digital Harlem is one of

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Digital Harlem at the University of Pennsylvania

On April 1, I’ll be giving two talks on Digital Harlem at the University of Pennsylvania. Behind the Scenes at Digital Harlem Tools-and-Techniques in the Digital Humanities, Digital Humanities Forum TIME: 12:30-2:00pm LOCATION: Penn Library Digital Harlem is one of

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Spring 2014: The Digital Past

HIST 390 The Digital Past Spring 2014 Syllabus This course is my version of HIST 390, the course first developed by Dan Cohen, which satisfies George Mason University’s general education IT requirement.  It has to include a range of topics

Example of inscriptions inside Historic Blenheim, Fairfax County, Virginia (Aurbanski, WikiMedia Commons)

Spring 2014: The Digital Past

HIST 390 The Digital Past Spring 2014 Syllabus This course is my version of HIST 390, the course first developed by Dan Cohen, which satisfies George Mason University’s general education IT requirement.  It has to include a range of topics

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“Putting Harlem on the Map” Published – Again

The print version of “Putting Harlem on the Map” has recently been published by the University of Michigan Press in the collection Writing History in the Digital Age. An online copy is also available for free from the publisher here. The

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“Putting Harlem on the Map” Published – Again

The print version of “Putting Harlem on the Map” has recently been published by the University of Michigan Press in the collection Writing History in the Digital Age. An online copy is also available for free from the publisher here. The

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Why Are We Still Captive To The Issue?

I was very happy to have two articles appear in print this month. But one had been accepted in November 2011, the other in February 2012. My most recent article published prior to this month appeared in September 2012, having

(Staff file photo Justin Ide/Harvard News Office)

Why Are We Still Captive To The Issue?

I was very happy to have two articles appear in print this month. But one had been accepted in November 2011, the other in February 2012. My most recent article published prior to this month appeared in September 2012, having

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“Harlem in Black & White” now out in Journal of Urban History

My article, “Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” has appeared in the Journal of Urban History, vol. 39, no. 5, September 2013, pages 864-880. (Accepted November 2011) Abstract In the 1920s, as Harlem emerged

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“Harlem in Black & White” now out in Journal of Urban History

My article, “Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” has appeared in the Journal of Urban History, vol. 39, no. 5, September 2013, pages 864-880. (Accepted November 2011) Abstract In the 1920s, as Harlem emerged

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“The Company’s Voice in the Workplace” – now published

My article, “The Company’s Voice in the Workplace: Labor Spies, Propaganda and Personnel Management, 1918-1920,” has now appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, vol 10, no 3, 57-79 (Submitted June 2010;

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“The Company’s Voice in the Workplace” – now published

My article, “The Company’s Voice in the Workplace: Labor Spies, Propaganda and Personnel Management, 1918-1920,” has now appeared in the Fall 2013 issue of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, vol 10, no 3, 57-79 (Submitted June 2010;

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Leaving Paper Behind

Moving means packing up my office. As you can see, on one side of the office are books; on the other, filing cabinets and piles of paper (it’s not usually this messy, I promise).  Most of the books are making

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Leaving Paper Behind

Moving means packing up my office. As you can see, on one side of the office are books; on the other, filing cabinets and piles of paper (it’s not usually this messy, I promise).  Most of the books are making

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Moving to a New Position

The official announcement was made today that I have accepted the position of director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and Professor of History, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia – hence the change of

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Moving to a New Position

The official announcement was made today that I have accepted the position of director of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, and Professor of History, at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia – hence the change of

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Private Detectives and the Paper Work of Surveillance in the United States, 1855-1939

“Private Detectives and the Paper Work of Surveillance in the United States, 1855-1939,” presented at Paper Work: the Materials and Practices of Modern Information Cultures Symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 24, 2013.

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Private Detectives and the Paper Work of Surveillance in the United States, 1855-1939

“Private Detectives and the Paper Work of Surveillance in the United States, 1855-1939,” presented at Paper Work: the Materials and Practices of Modern Information Cultures Symposium, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, May 24, 2013.

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Semester 1, 2013: Key Issues in American Culture

USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture USSC6914 is a core unit in the Masters of US Studies, taught in an intensive 10-week mode of weekly 3-hour seminars which explore topics ranging from Individualism to Race and Equality to Region.

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Semester 1, 2013: Key Issues in American Culture

USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture USSC6914 is a core unit in the Masters of US Studies, taught in an intensive 10-week mode of weekly 3-hour seminars which explore topics ranging from Individualism to Race and Equality to Region.

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Response to Student Feedback

USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture (2012)

Feedback

Response to Student Feedback

USSC6914 Key Issues in American Culture (2012)

NY, NY

Semester 1, 2013: New York, New York

HSTY2670 New York, New York This is the fourth iteration of this lecture and tutorial course, which explores the history and representation of New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to 9/11, using the archetypal modern

NY, NY

Semester 1, 2013: New York, New York

HSTY2670 New York, New York This is the fourth iteration of this lecture and tutorial course, which explores the history and representation of New York City, from its beginnings as a Dutch settlement down to 9/11, using the archetypal modern

Digital History

Semester 1, 2013: Digital History

HSTY4011 Digital History New Honours Seminar Description: New technologies are transforming the work of historians, and the ways in which we interpret the past and communicate our ideas with others.  This seminar will critically examine the digital tools and resources

Digital History

Semester 1, 2013: Digital History

HSTY4011 Digital History New Honours Seminar Description: New technologies are transforming the work of historians, and the ways in which we interpret the past and communicate our ideas with others.  This seminar will critically examine the digital tools and resources

Nottingham

Joining the Crowd

“Joining the Crowd: Connecting a Digital History Project to the Web,”  Data – Asset – Method Network Workshop – So you think you’re an expert?, University of Nottingham, January 15, 2013 This paper examines efforts to attract an audience to

Nottingham

Joining the Crowd

“Joining the Crowd: Connecting a Digital History Project to the Web,”  Data – Asset – Method Network Workshop – So you think you’re an expert?, University of Nottingham, January 15, 2013 This paper examines efforts to attract an audience to

Nottingham

Harlem in Black and White

“Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, January 14, 2013

Nottingham

Harlem in Black and White

“Harlem in Black and White: Mapping Race and Place in the 1920s,” Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham, January 14, 2013

Royal Holloway

Digital Harlem

“Digital Harlem: Researching and Mapping Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem,” Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 9, 2013

Royal Holloway

Digital Harlem

“Digital Harlem: Researching and Mapping Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem,” Department of Geography, Royal Holloway, University of London, January 9, 2013

IHR, London

Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930

“Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930,” Digital History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, January 8, 2013 Synopsis: Digital Harlem is the online form of a project to explore everyday life in America’s leading black neighbourhood in the

IHR, London

Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930

“Mapping Everyday Life: Digital Harlem, 1915-1930,” Digital History Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, January 8, 2013 Synopsis: Digital Harlem is the online form of a project to explore everyday life in America’s leading black neighbourhood in the

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Digital Harlem

“Digital Harlem,” Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University,  December 11, 2012

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Digital Harlem

“Digital Harlem,” Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University,  December 11, 2012

Sydney Teaching Colloquium

A Standards Based Major

“A Standards Based Major: Refocusing the History Major,” presented at the Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 3 October 2012. This presentation examines the influences from within the university and beyond that shaped the development of the new major in History.  In particular,

Sydney Teaching Colloquium

A Standards Based Major

“A Standards Based Major: Refocusing the History Major,” presented at the Sydney Teaching Colloquium, 3 October 2012. This presentation examines the influences from within the university and beyond that shaped the development of the new major in History.  In particular,

Feedback

Response to Student Feedback

AMST2601 American Foundations (2012)

Feedback

Response to Student Feedback

AMST2601 American Foundations (2012)

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Disorderly Houses

“Disorderly Houses: Residences, Privacy, and the Surveillance of Sexuality in 1920s Harlem,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 21, 3 (September 2012): 443-466 (Submitted January 2010; accepted January 2011) The article argues that despite overcrowding, Harlem’s residences  provided privacy, due

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Disorderly Houses

“Disorderly Houses: Residences, Privacy, and the Surveillance of Sexuality in 1920s Harlem,” Journal of the History of Sexuality 21, 3 (September 2012): 443-466 (Submitted January 2010; accepted January 2011) The article argues that despite overcrowding, Harlem’s residences  provided privacy, due

After Standards

Refocusing the History Major at the University of Sydney

“Refocusing the History Major at the University of Sydney,” presented at the 2nd After Standards Workshop, University of Adelaide, July 8, 2012

After Standards

Refocusing the History Major at the University of Sydney

“Refocusing the History Major at the University of Sydney,” presented at the 2nd After Standards Workshop, University of Adelaide, July 8, 2012

ANZASA

“This Thing of Ours”: American Studies in Australia

“”This Thing of Ours”: American Studies in Australia,” Plenary Panel on American Studies in the Twenty-First Century, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 6, 2012

ANZASA

“This Thing of Ours”: American Studies in Australia

“”This Thing of Ours”: American Studies in Australia,” Plenary Panel on American Studies in the Twenty-First Century, Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 6, 2012

ANZASA

Private Detectives and Privacy in the Early Twentieth Century United States

“Private Detectives and Privacy in the Early Twentieth Century United States,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 4, 2012.   Histories of struggles over the right to privacy in the United States follow

ANZASA

Private Detectives and Privacy in the Early Twentieth Century United States

“Private Detectives and Privacy in the Early Twentieth Century United States,” presented at the Australian and New Zealand American Studies Association Conference, Brisbane, July 4, 2012.   Histories of struggles over the right to privacy in the United States follow