Category Archives: Blog Post

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Populating a Building in Harlem

Populating a Building in Harlem: 116 West 144th Street, Digital Harlem Blog Aggregated census data have been important in establishing the character of Harlem as a black neighbourhood.  Census schedules individualize that data, and perhaps more importantly for Digital Harlem,

Populating a Building in Harlem

Populating a Building in Harlem: 116 West 144th Street, Digital Harlem Blog Aggregated census data have been important in establishing the character of Harlem as a black neighbourhood.  Census schedules individualize that data, and perhaps more importantly for Digital Harlem,