Think about your hometown, that peculiar and unique arrangement of open spaces, thoroughfares, domiciles, and workplaces. In an older town, streets might twist and contort in defiance of regular angles, remnants of an age in which transportation was defined by hooves and wooden spokes. I grew up in a Victorian oil boom town with streets […]
Upon completing my latest readings about the changing theories of history, I began to imagine how I could create a visualization in the place of my usual response article. I was inspired by David Staley’s argument that historians should open their scholarship to the possibilities afforded by visual representation. Staley suggests that visualizations offer new […]
Imagine that you are standing on the edge of a field; to your left and right, the treeline extends beyond your sight. You have come to the field because you know that it contains information or a story or an experience that you desire, but no signpost directs you.
The Digital History Fellows occupy a fairly unique role amongst the many graduate students currently studying in the humanities. We have been given research stipends to support the growth of our research capabilities, with particular emphasis on digital research methods. Because we are attached to the RRCHNM, our concentrated efforts are focused on specific projects, […]
Upon entering the employment of Dr. Kevin Kee in the final months of 2009, I unwittingly stepped into a rabbit hole that would descend deeply into a field of study about which I had no previous knowledge: digital humanities. Although I was firmly seated in the English literature and history departments, I was given the […]
In the interest of full disclosure, I should note that I work at the RRCHNM alongside the editors for JDH and the PressForward staff. I do not, however, work on the PressForward or JDH projects. Furthermore, I cannot comment on their whereabouts or vacation time. In the past two days, the Journal of Digital Humanities […]
This summer, I travelled throughout the U.S. and Canada to attend conferences in Lincoln, Nebraska and Victoria, British Columbia. I saw a great many things that were new to me. The Rocky Mountains from high above, snow-capped peaks passing beneath a broken cover of clouds. Orca whales plying the bays on the Pacific Coast. Endless […]