Weekly Roundup: June 8

Genius

  • Global Perspectives on Digital History, a site that collects material from “hundreds of venues where high-quality scholarship is likely to appear, including the personal websites of scholars, institutional sites, blogs, and other feeds” including Twitter.
  •  Finally, I’m soliciting resources on GIS – these may be books, websites, blogs, videos, anything. To begin, a friend recommended I check out the GIS subreddit. What else is out there?

Weekly Roundup: February 21

Queer Relationships

  • “We must always remember who’s behind the screen. We must recognize that the text, audio, and video we engage with online are not artifacts. They are people, parts of people who are really, truly sitting behind those many invisible screens. They are people — laughing, crying, cursing people — who we affect every time we engage with digital media. As digital educators, we must vow to never become Clippy. We must remember the people, even when shrouded in anonymity, even when blind peer-reviewing, even when we encounter trolls.”

This piece by Adam Heidebrink-Bruno on connecting with students across digital/online platforms: Clippy’s Ghost: Teaching from the Margins.

  • HathiTrust Research Center UnCamp, March 30-31, at the University of Michigan: “HTRC is hosting its third annual HTRC UnCamp in March 2015 at the University of Michigan. The UnCamp is part hands-on coding and demonstration, part inspirational use-cases, part community building, and a part informational, all structured in the dynamic setting of an un-conference programming format. It has visionary speakers mixed with boot-camp activities and hands-on sessions with HTRC infrastructure and tools.”

(More about the HathiTrust here)

Weekly Roundup: January 31

Kate&HerHorns

  • Michelle Moravec’s Pinterest board on Historian Altmetrics, showing her work “digitally reassess[ing] the influence of activists in the 1970s who, while important to the development of feminist theory, may not have produced much by the way written work that is now cited” (from Beyond Citations, from Moravec’s The Politics of Women’s Culture, a fascinating project in which she posts her work/writing-in-progress for public comment.)