Category Archives: Presentation

Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to map historical sources

    “Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to map historical sources,” presented at Collections as Data: IMPACT, at the Library of Congress, July 25, 2017.   Watch the presentation (“Data in Place” starts at 1:16:57)  

Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to map historical sources

    “Data in Place: Using Digital Harlem to map historical sources,” presented at Collections as Data: IMPACT, at the Library of Congress, July 25, 2017.   Watch the presentation (“Data in Place” starts at 1:16:57)  

What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities, and Limits

“What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities, and Limits,” keynote speaker, What is Digital Humanities? Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 21

What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities, and Limits

“What is Digital Humanities? Trends, Possibilities, and Limits,” keynote speaker, What is Digital Humanities? Workshop, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, April 21

Digital Harlem, Visualization, and Data in the Humanities

On February 3, 2017, I delivered the keynote address at the 9th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. The talk, entitled “Digital Harlem, Visualization, and Data

Digital Harlem, Visualization, and Data in the Humanities

On February 3, 2017, I delivered the keynote address at the 9th Annual Bridging the Spectrum Symposium on Scholarship and Practice in Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. The talk, entitled “Digital Harlem, Visualization, and Data

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

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

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

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

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,

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:

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,

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

Digital Harlem

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

Digital Harlem

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

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

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

Digital Harlem

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

Digital Harlem

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

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,

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,

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

ASIS

Private Eyes and Ears –The Emergence of Covert Surveillance in America

“Private Eyes and Ears –The Emergence of Covert Surveillance in America,” ASIS NSW, May 29, 2012. Sydney University historian, Stephen Robertson will discuss the emergence of covert surveillance in America between the Civil War and the end of the Second

ASIS

Private Eyes and Ears –The Emergence of Covert Surveillance in America

“Private Eyes and Ears –The Emergence of Covert Surveillance in America,” ASIS NSW, May 29, 2012. Sydney University historian, Stephen Robertson will discuss the emergence of covert surveillance in America between the Civil War and the end of the Second

Bit Rot: Losing history

“Bit Rot: Losing History,” interview on ABC Radio’s Sunday Extra, May 6, 2012 How will the historians of the future reconstruct today’s world? Data stored electronically decays and there’s the risk that emails, websites and blogs that chronicle news and

Bit Rot: Losing history

“Bit Rot: Losing History,” interview on ABC Radio’s Sunday Extra, May 6, 2012 How will the historians of the future reconstruct today’s world? Data stored electronically decays and there’s the risk that emails, websites and blogs that chronicle news and

The Challenge of Virtual Cities

“The Challenge of Virtual Cities,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, April 21, 2012 Session Abstract: This session will explore historical analysis using virtual cities, that is, online reconstructions of historical urban spaces.  The

The Challenge of Virtual Cities

“The Challenge of Virtual Cities,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians, Milwaukee, April 21, 2012 Session Abstract: This session will explore historical analysis using virtual cities, that is, online reconstructions of historical urban spaces.  The