“Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History” published

My article “Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History,” has been published in Law and History Review 34, 4 (November 2016), a special issue on digital legal history. ABSTRACT As the fields of digital humanities and digital history have grown in scale and visibility

“Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History” published

My article “Searching for Anglo-American Digital Legal History,” has been published in Law and History Review 34, 4 (November 2016), a special issue on digital legal history. ABSTRACT As the fields of digital humanities and digital history have grown in scale and visibility

Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot

“Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot: Mapping and Storytelling after the Geospatial Turn,” New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally: An International Workshop and Conference, German Historical Institute, October 20. ABSTRACT This lecture considers spatial

Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot

“Toward a Spatial Narrative of the 1935 Harlem Riot: Mapping and Storytelling after the Geospatial Turn,” New Approaches, Opportunities and Epistemological Implications of Mapping History Digitally: An International Workshop and Conference, German Historical Institute, October 20. ABSTRACT This lecture considers spatial

The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History (DDH2016)

My chapter, “The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History,” has appeared in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016, expertly edited by Lauren Klein and Matt Gold (available in print and an open access online edition). The chapter is a revised and

The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History (DDH2016)

My chapter, “The Differences between Digital Humanities and Digital History,” has appeared in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016, expertly edited by Lauren Klein and Matt Gold (available in print and an open access online edition). The chapter is a revised and

Finding Questions As Well As Answers: Conceptualizing Digital Humanities Research

This post is a slightly revised version of a presentation I gave at the University of Florida Digital Humanities Bootcamp on January 28, 2016. It represents the current iteration of one approach I take to introducing digital humanities, providing an entry point focused on conceptual

Finding Questions As Well As Answers: Conceptualizing Digital Humanities Research

This post is a slightly revised version of a presentation I gave at the University of Florida Digital Humanities Bootcamp on January 28, 2016. It represents the current iteration of one approach I take to introducing digital humanities, providing an entry point focused on conceptual

Celebrating Alice Kessler-Harris: Her Graduate Students, 1994-2015

I’m thrilled to be part of Women’s History in Motion, a conference to celebrate the career of Alice Kessler-Harris, who I was extremely fortunate to have supervise my PhD during her time at Rutgers University. Heading into the event, I became curious

Celebrating Alice Kessler-Harris: Her Graduate Students, 1994-2015

I’m thrilled to be part of Women’s History in Motion, a conference to celebrate the career of Alice Kessler-Harris, who I was extremely fortunate to have supervise my PhD during her time at Rutgers University. Heading into the event, I became curious

Mapping a Riot: Harlem, 1935

On March 19, 2016, I participated in the Working Group on Interpreting the History of Race Riots and Racialized Mass Violence in the Context of “Black Lives Matter,” at the National Council on Public History Conference, in Baltimore. Prior to the

Mapping a Riot: Harlem, 1935

On March 19, 2016, I participated in the Working Group on Interpreting the History of Race Riots and Racialized Mass Violence in the Context of “Black Lives Matter,” at the National Council on Public History Conference, in Baltimore. Prior to the

Reviewing Digital History: An Exchange on Digital Harlem in the American Historical Review

The February 2016 issue of the American Historical Review includes an extended review of Digital Harlem — “Harlem Crime, Soapbox Speeches, and Beauty Parlors: Digital Historical Context and the Challenge of Preserving Source Integrity,” by Joshua Sternfeld, and my response, “Digital Mapping as

Reviewing Digital History: An Exchange on Digital Harlem in the American Historical Review

The February 2016 issue of the American Historical Review includes an extended review of Digital Harlem — “Harlem Crime, Soapbox Speeches, and Beauty Parlors: Digital Historical Context and the Challenge of Preserving Source Integrity,” by Joshua Sternfeld, and my response, “Digital Mapping as

How to make your published articles open access

For Open Access Week I’m collaborating with Jeri Wieringa and Claudia Holland of GMU Libraries to run “How to make your published articles open access,” a hands-on workshop intended to help scholars use the university’s institutional repository to make their research more

How to make your published articles open access

For Open Access Week I’m collaborating with Jeri Wieringa and Claudia Holland of GMU Libraries to run “How to make your published articles open access,” a hands-on workshop intended to help scholars use the university’s institutional repository to make their research more

Tropy – a tool to organize, describe & share digital images taken in research

I’m pleased to announced that thanks to a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Scholarly Communications Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, RRCHNM will be developing a software tool called Tropy to help researchers organize, describe and share the digital

Tropy – a tool to organize, describe & share digital images taken in research

I’m pleased to announced that thanks to a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Scholarly Communications Program of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, RRCHNM will be developing a software tool called Tropy to help researchers organize, describe and share the digital

Fall 2015: Introduction to Digital Humanities – the online course

This course is the first of three online courses that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has developed, with funding from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, for a new Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate.

Fall 2015: Introduction to Digital Humanities – the online course

This course is the first of three online courses that the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) has developed, with funding from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, for a new Digital Public Humanities Graduate Certificate.

Graffiti Houses: : The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers

I’m pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded me a Landmarks of American History & Culture: Workshop for School Teachers Grant for 2015-2016. The description of the project, “Graffiti Houses,” reads: This workshop invites teachers to explore the Civil

Graffiti Houses: : The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers

I’m pleased to announce that the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded me a Landmarks of American History & Culture: Workshop for School Teachers Grant for 2015-2016. The description of the project, “Graffiti Houses,” reads: This workshop invites teachers to explore the Civil

Putting Working Women on the Map

On May 21, I am presenting a paper entitled “Putting Working Women on the Map: Gender and Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem” at the Women’s History in the Digital World Conference at Bryn Mawr College. ABSTRACT This paper focuses on Digital

Putting Working Women on the Map

On May 21, I am presenting a paper entitled “Putting Working Women on the Map: Gender and Everyday Life in 1920s Harlem” at the Women’s History in the Digital World Conference at Bryn Mawr College. ABSTRACT This paper focuses on Digital

“What Was Life Like in 1920s Harlem?”

On April 24, 2015, I’m presenting a paper entitled “What Was Life Like in 1920s Harlem?” at the Sawyer Seminar on The Ghetto: Concept, Conditions, and Connections in Transnational Historical Perspective, from the 11th Century to the Present, hosted by the Center for

“What Was Life Like in 1920s Harlem?”

On April 24, 2015, I’m presenting a paper entitled “What Was Life Like in 1920s Harlem?” at the Sawyer Seminar on The Ghetto: Concept, Conditions, and Connections in Transnational Historical Perspective, from the 11th Century to the Present, hosted by the Center for

Digital Humanities & The Liberal Arts: A Symposium

On March 20, 2015, I will participate in “Digital Humanities & The Liberal Arts: A Symposium” at the College of William and Mary. I will be speaking briefly about RRCHNM and what we’re currently working on: text and image annotation,

Digital Humanities & The Liberal Arts: A Symposium

On March 20, 2015, I will participate in “Digital Humanities & The Liberal Arts: A Symposium” at the College of William and Mary. I will be speaking briefly about RRCHNM and what we’re currently working on: text and image annotation,

Alex Goodall, Loyalty and Liberty

Alex Goodall, Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era,  American Historical Review 120, (February 2015): 275-276

Alex Goodall, Loyalty and Liberty

Alex Goodall, Loyalty and Liberty: American Countersubversion from World War I to the McCarthy Era,  American Historical Review 120, (February 2015): 275-276

Roundtable: Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities

On January 5, 2015, I’m chairing a roundtable at the American Historical Association Conference, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM,
 New York Hilton, Beekman Parlor Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities Chair: Stephen Robertson, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Panel:

Roundtable: Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities

On January 5, 2015, I’m chairing a roundtable at the American Historical Association Conference, 8:30 AM-10:30 AM,
 New York Hilton, Beekman Parlor Innovation in Digital Publishing in the Humanities Chair: Stephen Robertson, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media Panel:

The Future of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

[Cross-posted from the RRCHNM blog] This is the text of my presentation in the session on the future of digital humanities centers, on day two of RRCHNM20. November 15, 2014.  I wasn’t originally slated to be one of the speakers, but

The Future of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

[Cross-posted from the RRCHNM blog] This is the text of my presentation in the session on the future of digital humanities centers, on day two of RRCHNM20. November 15, 2014.  I wasn’t originally slated to be one of the speakers, but

Collecting Grains of Sand: Big Data and the History of Ordinary Individuals

On November 21, 2014, I’m presenting a paper titled “Collecting Grains of Sand: Big Data and the History of Ordinary Individuals” as part of the “Humanities and Big Data” panel at Big Data, Better World? A Transdisciplinary Studies Conference, November 21,

Collecting Grains of Sand: Big Data and the History of Ordinary Individuals

On November 21, 2014, I’m presenting a paper titled “Collecting Grains of Sand: Big Data and the History of Ordinary Individuals” as part of the “Humanities and Big Data” panel at Big Data, Better World? A Transdisciplinary Studies Conference, November 21,

CHNM’s Histories: Digital History & Teaching History

This is the second in a series of posts about aspects of RRCHNM’s history written to mark the Center’s 20th anniversary. No sooner had I published my blog post on the differences between digital history and digital humanities than I realized

CHNM’s Histories: Digital History & Teaching History

This is the second in a series of posts about aspects of RRCHNM’s history written to mark the Center’s 20th anniversary. No sooner had I published my blog post on the differences between digital history and digital humanities than I realized

CHNM’s Histories: Collaboration in Digital History

This is the first in a series of posts about aspects of RRCHNM’s history written to mark the Center’s 20th anniversary. (The second post is here) Collaboration has been by far the most popular of the five topics that we suggested

CHNM’s Histories: Collaboration in Digital History

This is the first in a series of posts about aspects of RRCHNM’s history written to mark the Center’s 20th anniversary. (The second post is here) Collaboration has been by far the most popular of the five topics that we suggested

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Differences between Digital History and Digital Humanities

The revised & expanded version of this post published in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016 is now online. For the last nine months I’ve spent much of my time exploring digital history. Part of becoming director of RRCHNM involved familiarizing myself

The Differences between Digital History and Digital Humanities

The revised & expanded version of this post published in Debates in Digital Humanities 2016 is now online. For the last nine months I’ve spent much of my time exploring digital history. Part of becoming director of RRCHNM involved familiarizing myself

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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