So I’ve been home for a few weeks and I haven’t been writing for my blog. But that’s not for lack of information - it’s just taking me a bit longer to settle down and get my words on screen. In the meantime however, I wanted to to talk about & link to a few events … Continue reading Wrapping Up Spring Semester
In my studies, I find it extremely important for my understanding of a particular topic to be able to connect with something tangible. This semester, my Public History Workshop worked with a local organization, the Mill River Greenway Initiative (MRGI), to develop interpretive panels for an exhibit. The balance of environmental history lectures and working … Continue reading HIST 397VW: Mill River Greenway Initiative
So on Friday afternoon, my friend and I made our way over to the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) here at UMass. It’s been on our to-do lists for awhile, and so when the opportunity arose after lunch, we made our way over to the Fine Arts Center (FAC) to stop in. According to … Continue reading Visit to UMCA
13 blog posts, 12 short essays, about 60 hours of experience, and lots of other things that could probably be measured in numbers later, HISTORY 298 is just about over. And it’s certainly been a long, enjoyable ride. When I started on this project at the beginning of last semester, I wasn’t entirely sure what … Continue reading The Last Lecture
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
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!
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!