National History Education Clearinghouse Launches

The Center for History and New Media has just publicly launched a massive, multi-year project and website: the National History Education Clearinghouse. With major funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Clearinghouse is designed to help K-12 history teachers access resources and materials to improve U.S. history education in the classroom. The project builds … Continue reading National History Education Clearinghouse Launches

2008 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration

It's that time of year to help out open source projects you love by nominating them for the Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration (MATC Awards), sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Prior recipients include beloved FOSS projects that have greatly benefited academia, including Moodle and Scriblio. The deadline for nominations for the 2008 Mellon … Continue reading 2008 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration

Vertov Brings Video Annotation to Zotero

From the beginning of the Zotero project, I've said that we have bigger fish to fry than citation management, although Zotero does that quite well, thank you very much. (Case in point: Zotero recently beat Endnote, RefWorks, and all of the other big citation managers in head-to-head competition at CiteFest.) Zotero aims to be a … Continue reading Vertov Brings Video Annotation to Zotero

Goodbye, Ross

A couple of years ago I first heard from Ross Scaife in a lengthy and incredibly intelligent response to a post on this blog. A few months later I met him—and befriended him—at a digital humanities conference, and we have had spirited conversations about scholarship and digital media ever since. Very sadly, I learned today … Continue reading Goodbye, Ross

Spring 2008 Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities

[An announcement from Matt Kirschenbaum and our good friends at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities.] This spring the Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities is pleased to present: Ken Price on "Edition, Project, Database, Archive, Thematic Research Collection: What's in a Name?" Ken's abstract: What are the implications of the terms … Continue reading Spring 2008 Rosenzweig Forum on Technology and the Humanities