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Jackie’s Interview KCAL

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Nitty Meet Gritty

As one of the res­i­dent techno­pho­bic fogeys (thanks, David), I admit I’m also daunted by the prospect of writ­ing html.  The arti­cles helped allay some of my fears, but I’m still strug­gling to keep some of the terms and html … Con­tinue read­ing

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Room with a VUE

So, I too tack­led the VUE visual map­ping sys­tem.  I floun­dered for a while till I mas­tered the but­tons at the top of the doc­u­ment for switch­ing tools. I began a project to map out Black Con­fed­er­ates on the web.  The … Con­tinue read­ing

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Black Confederates on the Internet

So the other night I dove into the fet­tered and fes­ter­ing pool that is the sub­ject of Black Con­fed­er­ates on the inter­nets.  Back­ground: per my pre­vi­ous post, Lost Causers deny that the Civil War was about slav­ery.  Thus, if one can … Con­tinue read­ing

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DH and the Popular/Academic Divide

For weeks since I started this course, I have been try­ing to fig­ure out where I stand on the ques­tion of “ille­git­i­mate” or non-academically-sanctioned his­tory fil­ter­ing into our schol­arly world.  After read­ing this arti­cle in DH Quar­terly it occurs to … Con­tinue read­ing

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Saving to Zotero

The process of sav­ing ref­er­ence mate­r­ial to Zotero was rel­a­tively glitch free.  I went to the Blais site and got on to Aca­d­e­mic Search Pre­mier.  I chose the topic of dis­ease and art, located sev­eral appro­pri­ate cita­tions, and saved them … Con­tinue read­ing

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The Past and Future of the Digital Web

I want to start this post with a nod to Van­nevar Bush.  It’s astound­ing to see how pre­scient he was on the com­ing tech­no­log­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion.  His appre­ci­a­tion for how data stor­age, pho­tog­ra­phy, and com­put­ers would grow geo­met­ri­cally in sophis­ti­ca­tion is … Con­tinue read­ing

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What are the Digital Humanities?

The dig­i­tal human­i­ties are the evolv­ing set of tech­ni­cal and aca­d­e­mic issues that swirl around the inter­sec­tion of the human­i­ties and com­put­ers.  As we have learned through read­ing Cohen and Svens­son, there are no easy elab­o­ra­tions on that skele­tal def­i­n­i­tion, … Con­tinue read­ing

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