Longtime subscribers to this blog know that I've been grousing for years about the lack of digital topics at the American Historical Association annual meeting. From today's announcement about the 2012 meeting in Chicago: The AHA’s 126th Annual Meeting in Chicago this January 5-8, 2012, will feature nearly two dozen sessions on digital history. This … Continue reading Digital Humanities at the 2012 American Historical Association Annual Meeting
It's time for my annual report/rant on the lack digital sessions at the American Historical Association annual meeting, a good gauge of what professional historians are interested in. Evidently we historians will just keep on doing what we're doing how we're doing it until it seems truly anachronistic. Just one of the main AHA panels, … Continue reading Digital History at the 2011 AHA Meeting
Here's the video of my talk "The Last Digit of Pi," given in New York City on March 6, 2010, at TEDxNYED. I'll be discussing it live on Friday, May 7, at 3p EDT, on Twitter (follow me there or use the hashtag #tedxnyed to join in the discussion).
Out of hundreds of sessions at the 2010 American Historical Association annual meeting, nine are on digital matters. Nine. I'm on one-third of the sessions. It's 2010, and academic historians seem to feel that digital media and technology are not worth discussing, and that we can just go on doing what we've done, how we've … Continue reading Digital Humanities Sessions at the 2010 AHA Meeting
From the announcement from the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC): Frontiers in Digital History 2009 Annual Conference April 3–5, 2009 George Mason University What frontiers in digital history are we only beginning to explore, or have yet to explore? What promising but under-utilized tools, techniques, and ideas exist in digital media that can … Continue reading Frontiers in Digital History Conference
Depressing and not getting enough notice: masked police recently raided the office of the Russian human rights group Memorial, which has been digitally cataloguing the artifacts and names of those affected by the Soviet Gulag. The police took drives containing biographical information on more than 50,000 victims of Stalinist repression and over 10,000 digital photographs, … Continue reading Virtual Museum of the Gulag Seized
Kudos to the Journal of American History for their launch this week of a podcast. In the inaugural "JAHcast," John Nieto-Phillips speaks with James Meriwether about his article, "Worth a Lot of Negro Votes’: Black Voters, Africa, and the 1960 Presidential Campaign." The podcast is put together well. It has relatively good sound quality (always … Continue reading Journal of American History Begins Podcasting