For those who haven't heard yet, the Center for History and New Media has set up a Roy Rosenzweig memorial site at thanksroy.org. You can add your memories, stories, and images to a fast-growing collection that Roy would have loved. There are already many funny and touching contributions. For those who didn't know Roy, you … Continue reading Remembering Roy on the Web
Where to begin? It's the only possible response when asked to remember Roy Rosenzweig. Academics are fortunate if they are able to become pioneers or innovators in a single field; Roy managed to found or advance at least three fields: social history, public history, and digital history. And we often suspect that pioneers and innovators … Continue reading Remembering Roy Rosenzweig
My dear friend, close collaborator, and brilliant and generous colleague Roy Rosenzweig passed away yesterday after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 57. I will write much more about Roy's greatness as soon as I'm able. For now, profound sadness. A tremendous loss of a wonderful human being.
Congrats to my friend and colleague Tom Scheinfeldt, assistant director of the Center for History and New Media, on his new podcast, History Conversations. "An occasional dialogue with historians and history lovers about their interests, their ideas, and their lives in history," as Tom puts it, the podcast gets off to a great start with … Continue reading History Conversations Launches
It's been a very busy summer at the Center for History and New Media, and especially at the Zotero project. We had our own "Summer of Code," our ranks swelling with fantastic interns and our code repository and site expanding from their efforts and the hard work of our core staff. In case you missed … Continue reading Zotero Partners with Mozilla: Firefox Campus Edition
Since its inception until today, this blog was powered by code I had written myself. Some people thought this took a lot of work; to be honest, it was just a few days of simple coding. As I noted at the beginning of this series on "Creating a Blog from Scratch," rather than using existing … Continue reading Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 9: The Conclusion
After two years of using blogging software I wrote myself (what I've generally referred to as "my lousy 200 lines of PHP"), I've moved this blog to WordPress. If you're reading this post, I've been successful in doing so. I'll write a longer post soon about why I abandoned my own code, but for now … Continue reading Goodbye My Own Blogging Software, Hello WordPress