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Well designed graphs are no longer my enemy.

I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in class tomorrow evening and getting started with Clio II. As I was reading through the articles and books for this week, I was reminded by many of the themes from Clio I. The … Continue reading

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Reflection on Jim Crow Lived Here

Jim Crow Lived Here: Race Relations in Virginia, 1863-1954 Goals: When this class began and I started to imagine a digital project that I could create, I wanted to connect the project to research I have done on the 1926 … Continue reading

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Conflicted about the Academy

I came into this week’s readings assuming that I’d have a strong opinion one way or the other about the impact of digital scholarship on the history profession. I was wrong. I’m feeling rather conflicted and I think that is … Continue reading

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What was the Civil War really about?- Using Historical Thinking

What was the Civil War really about? For my historical thinking activity, I want my students to use the skill of corroboration to answer the question about the causes of the Civil War. I chose this question because it is … Continue reading

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Is it a problem with the academy?

I found this week’s reading to be very enlightening in terms of all of the different copyright laws and the way they have changed over the years. The articles, particularly the ones by Lessig, Suber, and Willinsky are convincing in … Continue reading

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I think I’m a complete n00b

This week certainly felt the most advanced and perhaps a little overwhelming at least as far as the practicum activities were concerned. (I know, we were warned.) I’ll start with the readings. Many of them helped me understand why these … Continue reading

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Spatial and Temporal History

I found this week’s practicum activities really helpful in showcasing the types of tools we can employ as digital historians to visually tell a story that happens over time and across geographic space. I’m really pleased with the look of … Continue reading

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Do I have data? Week 7

I have to admit when I first read the instructions for this week’s activities and blog post, I was skeptical that I had any data related to my topic or if there was anything I’d have to hunt really hard … Continue reading

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NEH Grant Proposal

Here is a link to my grant proposal. Benjamin_NEH grant proposal my email address for comments: amy.s.benjamin@gmail.com  

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Reflections on Week 5 Readings- The Audience

The difference between digital history and digital public history is similar to academic history as a discipline and public history in a museum. Much of these differences come down to the audience. Popular histories are written for a more general … Continue reading

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