Content Categorized ‘digital history’

Great Lakes THATcamp

Posted on January 4, 2010 under digital history, michigan, thatcamp

Folks, please apply to this awesome unconference that I’m helping to organize–and of which archaeologist, serious games expert, and all around instigator Ethan Watrall is the mastermind.  Applications due 2/10! Announcing Great Lakes THATCamp Held on the campus of Michigan State University on March 20th and 21st, Great Lakes THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology Camp) […]

Camping trip

Posted on June 23, 2009 under academe, digital history, thatcamp | 4 Comments

Over the last few months, the museum blogosphere has been talking about conferences.  Are conferences broken?  Yes.  (Particularly in environmental terms.)  Do we still need f2f conferences? Yes! Folks have been discussing other models, like virtual conferences, conferences as discrete points in ongoing conversations, Maker Faire (or skillshares in general?)  and camp. I’m happy to […]

Digital Projects Showcase at NCPH

Posted on April 6, 2009 under digital history, ncph2009, public history | 1 Comment

I’m going to post wrap-ups of my NCPH experience throughout the week, but here’s a morsel to start with. (crossposted at the NCPH 2009 conference blog) Public history is happening on the web. In Friday’s Digital Projects Showcase, we saw 10 presentations about web projects in various stages of development. The session was unfortunately in […]

The NCPH is everywhere

Posted on January 6, 2009 under digital history, public history

The NCPH has been establishing spaces and places for public historians to connect online.  Please come and join in.  As Cathy Stanton asked on H-Public, What does the changing digital face of the public history field look like?  Let’s find out! Please join, for instance, our Facebook page , which has 250 fans and counting.  You can […]

Public history wins a Clio!

Posted on January 5, 2009 under blogs, digital history, public history | 2 Comments

Many congratulations to our colleague Larry Cebula at Northwest History, who has received the Cliopatria award for Best Individual Blog this year.  Public historians should be proud of his excellent work.*  Good choice, Cliopatricians! Here are the rest of the winners: Best Group Blog: The Edge of the American West Witty and insightful, the Edge of the […]

Mapping DC history

Posted on November 12, 2008 under digital history | 2 Comments

Check out this cool new historic mapping application.  DC Historic Tours uses open data from the District to map historic landmarks, structures, and districts, city heritage tours, African-American heritage sites and DC heritage trails, and where to get a pizza afterwards.  You can also create your own tour.  The application is part of the Apps for […]

Mapping world history

Posted on October 27, 2008 under digital history | 2 Comments

Check out the demo videos for this interesting project, World History, which mashes map data and historical content about people, events, artifacts, photos and so on. (I found the middle video, How Content Works, particularly cool, if you have time for just one).  You can, for instance, see on the map all of George Washington’s […]

The Persistence of Memory in Chicago

Posted on October 21, 2008 under digital history

This upcoming conference on maintaining digital collections still has some seats left, so register today.  Persistence of Memory: Sustaining Digital Collections  December 9-10, 2008 Chicago, Illinois Co-sponsored by  American Library Association  Center for Research Libraries  Society of American Archivists What is Persistence of Memory? This conference, taught by a faculty of national experts, addresses the question of […]

Barriers to a universal digital library

Posted on October 17, 2008 under digital history, museums, public history, shareordie

Via Museumatic, here’s a fascinating report on barriers to universal access to digital collections.  The paper, “Digital Assets and Digital Burdens:  Obstacles to the Dream of Universal Access,” by Nicholas Crofts, presented at CIDOC last month, argues that museums and other cultural institutions need to examine our assumptions about the technology available, about what kinds of […]

A hand for Larry

Posted on September 29, 2008 under blogs, digital history | 1 Comment

Congratulations to public history blogger Larry Cebula on his new job in Washington State!  His excellent blog, Northwest History, is a great resource for research on the Pacific Northwest and all things digital-historical.  Check it out and tell him I sent you!