Monthly Archives: October 2015

Into the Blogosphere

I have thought about Monday night’s discussion about digital history this entire week.  Of particular thought is the blogosphere.  In reading Stephanie Ho’s Blogging as Popular History Making, Blogs as Public History: A SINGAPORE CASE STUDY, I found it very … Continue reading

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What is it?

I apologize in advance for the length of this and its sort of rambling nature. “What’s this?” I opened up the heavy iron device so my audience could peak inside. “Oh! A waffle iron!” the guests gleefully cried, young and … Continue reading

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Market for History

I felt that the conclusion of this article rang rather familiar to our discussion last night: “American history is hardly something about which Americans can agree. Instead, it functions as yet another way for Americans to spend their money on … Continue reading

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Apps and a Sense of Place

This article from NPR’s All Things Considered came across my feed today through an African American genealogy forum that I follow: An App Tells Painful Stories of Slaves at Monticello’s Mulberry Row. I’ve been interested in the potential of apps … Continue reading

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Opportunities and Pitfalls of the Digital Platform

One particularly interesting aspect of Writing History in the Digital Age was the fact that different contributors all provide different understandings about how writing history in the technology age is engaged with by diverse people of differing disciplines and the variety … Continue reading

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In Patrick Grossi’s “Plan or Be Planned For”:  Temple Contemporary’s Funeral for a Home and the Politics of Engagement, it makes me consider a number of questions that I ask myself as a public historian.  What is the purpose of … Continue reading

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Lifting Up vs. Dumbing Down

Brennan and Kelly call it “democratization.” It is collecting history digitally from the public. It gives everyone, no matter how intolerant or abusive they might be, a voice. Yet there is no denying that it is here, and it will … Continue reading

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