Weekly Roundup: September 26

pietro mellini

  • Quadrigam, a tool to “create & publish data driven websites” (via Miriam Posner)

Weekly Roundup: September 6

Just a quick post due to the holiday weekend. In honor of Labor Day tomorrow in the US, I wanted to repost “Tools for Digital Labor History,” a concise intro useful to all historians, compiled by Toby Higbie for the Laboring Big Data panel at LAWCHA (Labor and Working Class History Association) 2015.

I also want to take a moment to revisit the Digital Labor conference from last year, at the New School. Select videos from the proceedings can be found via this youtube playlist.

And, considering that it is the beginning of a new semester, check out “How Not To Teach the Digital Humanities” by Ryan Cordell, and “5 Reasons Why Jekyll + github is a Terrible Teaching Tool” by Vince Knight.



Weekly Roundup: August 27

Schomburg Emmet Till

  • This iPhone app, BibUp, from the University of Fribourg, that allows you capture citations via ISBN or barcode, as well as take pics, that can later be downloaded into Zotero. University of Fribourg users have the further advantage of an OCR feature.

Weekly Roundup: April 5


  • Bookworm – a ngram viewer, or tool to visualize trends in texts.
  • This syllabus from Rachel Sagner Buurma, which incorporates digital methods and tools throughout the course

Upcoming: I’m in the middle of writing an account of HTRC 15 (though you can see my tweets and retweets here), and I plan to write a post on Anelise H. Shrout‘s recent visit to my department to give a talk and a workshop (spoiler alert: both were great).

Weekly Roundup: March 28

Dirt Directory

Weekly Roundup: March 7

scaled in miles

  • Miles Davis’ entire discography, visualized. Read about the project on Open Culture,or check out the project, Scaled in Miles, for yourself.
  • The American Council of Learned Societies has announced seven Digital Innovation Fellowships. Read more here
  • The Office of the Historian in the US Department of State has released a number of digital sources on the early Cold War.
  • And for those interested in coding, I recently learned about codecademy.com, which offers free, interactive, tutorials on Python, HTML/CSS, Javascript, Ruby, PHP, and using APIs.

Weekly Roundup: March 1

historic new orleans