Content Categorized ‘digital history’

The Hinckley Fire and Very Small History

Posted on February 22, 2008 under digital history, minnesota, public history | 3 Comments

Daniel James Brown, Under a Flaming Sky:  The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 Giant red blobs of gas floated, jellyfish-like, over the town and exploded. Railroad tracks were warped by the enormous heat.  People sought inadequate shelter in the low water of the foul green millpond.  Arguably Minnesota’s most famous fire, the Hinckley Firestorm of […]

Briefly noted for 2/11

Posted on February 11, 2008 under digital history, history of medicine, history of science, minnesota

CFP hit parade: Midwest Junto for the History of Science, University of Minnesota, April 4-6. Abstracts are due on Friday, 2/15, to Jole Shackelford at shack001@umn.edu. Web 2.0/History 2.0: Making History Together:  The Annual Meeting of the American Assoc for History and Computing, April 20-22.  Abstracts due Feb 28. Other news: At Hanging Together, an […]

“Afloat in a Wireless Pond”

Posted on February 8, 2008 under digital history, me, minnesota | 3 Comments

Talking about the internet is one of my favorite pastimes, as you may have noticed.  Mark your calendars for March 1, when I may possibly be talking about the internet in person with lots of other smart people (journalists!  librarians!  scholars!  writers!  etc!) at an event called “Afloat in a Wireless Pond.” The event, supported […]

Medical history photos on flickr

Posted on February 4, 2008 under digital history, history of medicine | 5 Comments

Coming on the heels of the Library of Congress’ flickr experiment, The Commons, the National Museum of Health and Medicine has just put a portion of their photo collection up on flickr announced that they have been sharing their photo collection on flickr since 2006.  There are some amazing things up, see links below. This announcement has […]

The Social Side of Minnesota Reflections

Posted on January 30, 2008 under digital history, minnesota

Minnesota Reflections, the public collections project of the Minnesota Digital Library, has gone 2.0 with the introduction of “the social side of Minnesota Reflections.”  I love the MDL–just look at the link to my museum’s collection on the front page!–particularly as an example of how small repositories can participate in successful digital collections projects:  in […]

Digital history north/south

Posted on January 16, 2008 under digital history

News from the two poles of North American digital history (or, you know, the UWO-GMU Axis of Digital Evil) have recently passed into the aether: The dispatch from London:   Bill Turkel and Alan MacEachern are writing a book, The Programming Historian, “to teach practicing historians how to use programming to augment their ability to do […]

Digital Humanities Conference in Chicago

Posted on September 21, 2007 under digital history

Thanks to Christine for passing this on to me!  I’ll be at SHOT the weekend this conference takes place, but perhaps some of y0u, gentle readers, may be able to go to this interesting-sounding digital humanities conference with an extremely unwieldy theme:  “Exploring the scholarly query potential of high quality text and image archives in […]

Minnesota Digital Library annual meeting next week

Posted on June 4, 2007 under digital history, minnesota | 1 Comment

Next Monday, May 11, 2007, come by the MDLC’s annual meeting at St. Ben’s outside St. Cloud to hear about the Minnesota Digital Library Coalition’s partners, projects, and resources.  Here’s the schedule (yes, that’s me presenting in the afternoon): AGENDA 8:45-9:15 AM Registration and Coffee 9:15-10:30 AM Welcome —Kathleen Parker, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s […]

History, Digitized (and Abridged)

Posted on March 12, 2007 under digital history | 4 Comments

As a history blogger, I am required by law to talk about this article on digitization which appeared in the NYT this Sunday (might require registration). As more museums and archives become digital domains, and as electronic resources become the main tool for gathering information, items left behind in nondigital form, scholars and archivists say, […]