Learning from the Past on Presidents Day   Recently updated !

On March 4th, 1809, James Madison, the fourth President of the United States, delivered his first inaugural address to the House Chamber in the U.S. Capitol Building. In our present time of turmoil, and considering the tone and content of information from the current executive branch, it’s worth spending a […]

Portrait of James Madison

Virtual reality conference, Atlanta, January 12, 2017

VRDayATL Conference

On January 12th, GSU’s Creative Media Industries Institute and virtual reality company Nektr co-hosted the first annual VRDayATL conference at the Rialto. Sponsors for the event included Microsoft, CNN, Turner Studios, and many more. Participants included creators and innovators in virtual reality as well as people interested in commercial and […]


Digital Humanities Across Georgia

On Friday, Dec. 9, digital humanists from across Georgia gathered at CURVE and CETL to discuss how institutions around the state could share resources, provide support, and collaborate on DH projects. The meetup was organized by Emily McGinn, Digital Humanities Coordinator at University of Georgia (UGA), and Jason Battles, Director […]

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Getting to know Georgia

It’s week two of my new position at Georgia State University, and my head is still above water. Barely. You can check out my GSU profile here. Aside from the usual headaches associated with lengthy cross-country relocation, I’m settling into the university and city, getting to know the community. In […]


Hypothes.is Test

During the 2016 Doing Digital History summer institute, a demonstration about the use of collaborative markup web tool Hypothes.is prompted questions about whether an author on the web could somehow disable comments made with this software. There was some discussion about why someone might want to protect content from being […]


Women of Upper Canada

On this International Women’s Day, here’s an update on my dissertation research, which focuses on the experiences of women in Upper Canada (now Ontario) and New York State along the Niagara River during the War of 1812. I have been asked why I chose to focus on women’s experiences. The […]


Burning Towns and Bursting Cows

a Cow and Calf, which died by reason of the American Troops leaving flour on the plains whereby over eating herself she burst. – Benjamin Holmes, 1823 On the 10th of December, 1813, a cow and her calf were left alone in a snow-covered field while her owner sought refuge […]


GMU PhD History Tracking Sheet

The following is a spreadsheet I developed to track the requirements for my PhD in History at George Mason University and my completion of the courses. The spreadsheet automatically updates to provide a tally of completed and remaining credits at the bottom. You simple add courses in the slot that […]


Lessons at a Conference

On November 14 and 15, RRCHNM hosted a conference to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Current faculty, staff, and graduate students were joined by former members of the center and guests from throughout the United States. Over the two days, we enjoyed brief presentations and unconference-style sessions on a variety of […]