Category Archives: digital humanities

PDP Podcast: Jacqueline Goldsby

This podcast is an audio recording of the February 19, 2010 Colloquium with Jacqueline Goldsby (University of Chicago), at the opening session of The Past’s Digital Presence conference.  Goldsby discusses her work with Mapping the Stacks: A Guide to Black … Continue reading

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Are you a Digital Humanist?

While at The Past’s Digital Presence conference, eating Thai food with a group of new friends, our conversation turned to defining Digital Humanities.  We were mostly historians, but there was also an English student and one in Media Studies.  All … Continue reading

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PDP Podcast: Roundtable with Willard McCarty, Rolena Adorno, Edward Ayers & George Miles

This podcast is a recording from the closing session of The Past’s Digital Presence conference.  The speakers were: Willard McCarty, King’s College London (12.15) Rolena Adorno, Yale University (21.30) Edward Ayers, University of Richmond (37.45) George Miles, Yale University (47.15) … Continue reading

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PDP Podcast: Rachael Sullivan

This is another short podcast episode featuring a presenter from The Past’s Digital Presence Conference.  Rachael Sullivan’s presentation at the conference is titled ““Dickinson Meets DoubleClick: Remediating Poetry”. Rachael holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from the University of Nevada, Las … Continue reading

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A wired life with room to think

I felt acutely aware of the tension between nostalgic notions of the scholar as a deliberative and introspective thinker, a reader and writer with time to ruminate—and a socially networked, interfaced and interactive collaborator. Continue reading

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Twittering at #AHA2010

My experience with Twittering the AHA conference was a mixed bag.  Some evident successes were the vigorous backchannel discussion at the “Is Google Good for History?” panel, the Twitter meet-up on Friday night, and meeting historians of all stripes via … Continue reading

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Twitterpated: Using Social Media at Academic Conferences

Cross posted at History Compass Exchanges After mulling around the coffee and muffins in the reception area and feeling awkward because I didn’t know anyone at the conference, I headed into the lecture hall where I eyeballed the walls for … Continue reading

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The Past's Digital Presence: Feb 19-20, Yale University

Make sure to mark your calendars for this upcoming conference: The Past’s Digital Presence: Database, Archive, and Knowledge Work in the Humanities February 19-20 Yale University Full Conference Program Available Here How is digital technology changing methods of scholarly research … Continue reading

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The "Wired" West: Digital History at the Western History Association Annual Conference

Andrew Torget and Brent Rogers, speaking on a WHA panel titled “Exploring and Visualizing the Mid-Nineteenth Century West Through Digital History,” each showcased their laudable efforts at using digital tools in historical research. Torget, perhaps best known for his efforts … Continue reading

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SAHS: dynamic & going digital

The Southern African Historical Society biennial meeting displayed dynamism, renewed energy, and increasing interest in digital initiatives. Scholarly society meetings have a routine. Even without looking at the program, you know what to expect. The attractions of camaraderie, connection with … Continue reading

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