This week felt like a long one – in more ways than one. It’s right around that time of the semester for midterms and housing discussions and lots of assignments. The prospects of spring break and the possibility of warm weather are right around the corner. Emotions and tensions can get to a breaking point. … Continue reading If Research Was A Plane, Nobody Would Get On.
After struggling with microfilm last week (still working on Queen Liliuokalani, by the way) I moved onto my new assignment. This time, I investigated a different aspect of whaling: the international connection it created. Specifically, I was asked to go through a report by the U.S. Fish Commission & the United States National Museum in … Continue reading The Elusive Whaleman
So now that my digital humanities class is in full swing, each “team” has to make a presentation about the software they are using. (I put team in quotation marks because not every team is made up of multiple people – a few of the programs are run by just one person, like me!) This … Continue reading Omeka!
This week, I was met with a challenge I could not meet. As my final microfilm assignment (for the time being), I was asked to look into the invitation of ex-queen Liliuokalani to New Bedford’s semi-centennial. According to a scrapbook my supervisor found at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, the ex-queen was invited to the … Continue reading A Failed Challenge
Yesterday, Prof. Poehler took our HONS391A class to the Digital Humanities Lab to begin our Class Group Project. It quite literally opened a door to new experiences and new technology. First off, I didn’t even realize there was a downstairs to Herter. I spend so much time in that building as it is, I didn’t … Continue reading 2/12/14: To The Lab!
Because I’m still focusing on my microfilm projects, I haven’t had much of an opportunity to explore a new database – not that I mind, of course. This week, my assignments were researching the placement of the plaque outside the Seamen’s Bethel, and the construction of the original Tiferes (now Tifereth) Synagogue. Growing up in … Continue reading Perspectives
This semester, I have certainly gotten off to a running start. My classes are great, my internships are busy, and I’ve even been making new friends – well, if you consider ILLiad a friend. Interlibrary loan has been my lifeline as I’ve attempted to get work done for HIST 298. I’ve made over a dozen … Continue reading Adventures in Microfilm
I’ve been working through a few projects this past week for my internship, and working with the microfilm has certainly been exciting! (But more on that later.) One of my tasks was looking into the history of the plaque outside the Seamen’s Bethel in New Bedford. I found this poem, printed in The Morning Mercury, … Continue reading Rev. Mr. Thurber’s Poem to the Seamen’s Bethel
Hooray! I finished my first assignment for HIST 298! Just before Winter Break, my supervisor and I sat down to discuss what at the time seemed like a long and grueling project: “Go through the 1910 census (all six wards and corresponding precincts in each), and create a spreadsheet with the following info: every time … Continue reading My Experience with the 1910 Census
I met with Prof. Miller this afternoon to complete the paperwork necessary to file for an internship with Career Services, so I will be handing that in today! More to follow…