Thoughts on One Week | One Tool

Well that just happened. It's hard to believe that last Sunday twelve scholars and software developers were arriving at the brand-new Mason Inn on our campus and now have created and launched a tool, Anthologize, that created a frenzy on social and mass media. If you haven't already done so, you should first read the … Continue reading Thoughts on One Week | One Tool

Digital Campus #25 – Get With the Program

We were incredibly lucky to get two of the most sophisticated programming gurus in the humanities, Bill Turkel and Steve Ramsey, on the podcast this week. Bill and Steve are both committed to teaching other humanities scholars how to get started with programming, and they provide a number of terrific points and insights into the … Continue reading Digital Campus #25 – Get With the Program

The First Principle of Writing Academic Facebook Applications

If you really must line the pockets of Mark Zuckerberg by writing a Facebook application, be sure the application takes advantage of the nature of Facebook. First and foremost, it's a social networking site, so your application should have some social aspect to it. Many academic Facebook applications are merely search boxes or other non-social … Continue reading The First Principle of Writing Academic Facebook Applications

MacEachern and Turkel, The Programming Historian

Bill Turkel, the always creative mind behind Digital History Hacks (logrolling disclosure: Bill is a friend of CHNM, a collaborator on various fronts, and was the thought-provoking guest on Digital Campus #9; still, he deserves the compliments), and his colleague at the University of Western Ontario, Alan MacEachern, are planning to write a book entitled … Continue reading MacEachern and Turkel, The Programming Historian

Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 6: One Year Later

Well, it's been over a year since I started this blog with a mix of trepidation, ambivalence, and faint praise for the genre—not exactly promising stuff—and so it's with a mixture of relief and a smidgen of smug self-satisfaction that I'm writing this post. I'm extremely glad that I started this blog last fall and … Continue reading Creating a Blog from Scratch, Part 6: One Year Later