On Thursday and Friday, October 2-3, 2008 (that is, starting tomorrow, if you're reading this immediately from my feed) I'll be at Rutgers University for the conference "Digital Humanities and the Disciplines," sponsored by the Center for Cultural Analysis. If you're in the area, please stop by—the conference is open to the public. If I … Continue reading Digital Humanities and the Disciplines
Back in January of this year I mentioned in this space that I was participating in an online discussion on digital history for the Journal of American History. That discussion has just been published in the September 2008 issue under the title "The Promise of Digital History." The discussion ended up being extremely wide-ranging, including … Continue reading The Promise of Digital History
I'm delighted to announce the Center for History and New Media's launch of Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives, a comprehensive and compelling new website exploring the history of the Soviet Gulag. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities; Title VIII, The U.S. Department of State; the Kennan Institute; and the Davis … Continue reading Gulag History Site Launches
Many thanks to Stephen Mihm of the University of Georgia (author of the outstanding A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men, and the Making of the United States) for his cover story in the Ideas section of the Boston Globe on crowdsourcing and history. I'm grateful for his coverage of the Center for History and … Continue reading Everyone’s a Historian Now
I'm delighted to announce that beginning this summer the Center for History and New Media will undertake a major two-year study of the potential of text-mining tools for historical (and by extension, humanities) scholarship. The project, entitled "Scholarship in the Age of Abundance: Enhancing Historical Research With Text-Mining and Analysis Tools," has just received generous … Continue reading Enhancing Historical Research With Text-Mining and Analysis Tools
A very special announcement of a new prize from the American Historical Association and the Center for History and New Media. The Rosenzweig Prize will be awarded annually for an innovative and freely available new media project that reflects thoughtful, critical, and rigorous engagement with technology and the practice of history.
The American Historical Association's blog has a recap of some of the the digital history events at the annual meeting in Washington, DC.