In light of recent events and because it is Remembrance Day, a glance to the past seems appropriate. In 1937, Canadian Prime Minister Mackenzie King wrote in his diary about his meeting with the leader of Germany: “My sizing up of the man as I sat and talked with him […]
This weekend, my partner and fiancée Cassie and I had to make the difficult decision to release our cat, Snowy, from the pain and discomfort she was suffering. We lost a member of our family, but we also helped her escape from a more painful life. Late Friday night, Snowy […]
She’s growing up, in the present and the past.
A common question in digital humanities, particularly digital history, is whether or not to preserve as much as possible, and how to accomplish that preservation. The debate has strong arguments on both sides and applies equally to born-digital and analogue materials. During a recent trip to Harpers Ferry, however, I […]
This morning, I had breakfast with an older friend who spent his long career moving through public and private education systems from Tennessee to California. His own education began in biology, but he spent most of his career in administration, solving problems and developing innovative educational approaches. He worked as […]
I am a pretty disturbed by the media focus on the Middle East conflict, and unbalanced descriptions of the conflict. More importantly, I am mortified by the recent commitment from Western nations to conduct bombings and warfare in Iraq and Syria. Years ago, similar arguments were made about intervening with […]
When I applied to the PhD program in history at George Mason University, I did not know about the Digital History Fellowship. I had researched PhD programs that might offer a chance to work in digital history, and identified GMU and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media […]
This is what appears when I visualize my entire site using a wordcloud.
On the second night of DHSI 2014, as I sat with a colleague discussing my intended dissertation topic, I said something outrageous: “I want to produce a dissertation that cannot be printed out to produce a coherent and linear document.” For some time, I’ve entertained the idea that my final […]
Trigger Warning: This article contains mention of violence and abuse In this post, I will be diverging from my usual separation of personal and professional life. My recent experiences in those two circles have overlapped, and I’d like to address the consequences here. Some of my friends at church might […]