HASTAC: Talking through NCPH 2017

From HASTAC: As a participant in the NCPH 2017 Working Group “Meeting in the Middle: Community Engagement in a Digital World,” ten public history practitioners and I are talking through the successes and struggles of web 2.0 projects. Seeing digital projects as places of shared authority, silence and exclusion, as well as part of the broader … Continue reading HASTAC: Talking through NCPH 2017

Ancient Material Worlds: “In Man’s Memory Lay A Form of Immortality”

From Ancient Material Worlds.  We’ve talked a lot in this class about how we remember Romans and Roman culture today, and we’ve talked about how Roman constructed their remembrance and image, and we’ve talked about how archaeologists contribute to the reconstruction of that memory. But we haven’t necessarily talked about these things in context of one … Continue reading Ancient Material Worlds: “In Man’s Memory Lay A Form of Immortality”

I’m Getting Better With Computers

Here’s something you may or may not know about me: I’m not that great with computers. I mean, sure - I’m pretty much my family’s expert in setting up your wireless printer, posting your stuff to social media, and basic Photoshop skills. I’ve been helping my mother with making her Excel spreadsheet charts for years, making … Continue reading I’m Getting Better With Computers

THATCampNE 2014

So this past weekend, I attended THATCamp (The Humanities And Technology) New England at Boston University. When I signed up for THATCamp back in January, I had little to no idea what digital humanities. I had signed up for a course on it, it sounded pretty cool, and I figured by the time May 30th … Continue reading THATCampNE 2014

Slightly Off-Topic: Digital Humanities

Since it is so close to the end of the semester, I’m not receiving tasks anymore. But before I get to my final blog post, I wanted to write about something I’m doing in another course: Honors 391A. Honors 391A is a requirement of the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass, a 1-credit course of an … Continue reading Slightly Off-Topic: Digital Humanities

3/26/14: The Power of the Image

This week in the Digital Humanities Lab, we were presented with two new programs that allow people to create 3D models. At first, it was slightly harder to understand their applications to humanities – they seemed more like engineering tools than programs designed for history majors. Both Sketchup and PhotoScan look a lot more complicated … Continue reading 3/26/14: The Power of the Image