Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What will we do in class today?

We'll talk about:
1. Your blogs and some housekeeping.
  • Please bring the URL if I don't already have it. I've added those that I know about to the side bar. We'll iron out any problems you might be having with blogging, settings or commenting.
  • Update the syllabus schedule to reflect the changes we made during class last week
  • Update the syllabus to include grading structure.

2. Themes. I've made a copy of all the themes for the blogs that I know of. If you haven't posted themes or I don't have you listed on the side please email your themes to me as soon as possible. Let's discuss:

  • what themes seem to be emerging?
  • determine the themes we plan to pursue. 
  • questions to ask interviewees in order to get them to talk about the themes
  • develop a list of questions for each theme.

3. Researching memories:
  • we'll talk about finding other digital history sites and journal articles. 
  • the rising trend of Digital Humanities.
  • About the different digital ways that historians and others are using technology to present history.
  • we'll talk about whether these methods are more or less effective.

Blog assignment:

1. Find at least 3 other digital histories online and 2 journal articles about using videos or other digital media to produce and present history.
    1. Explain why digital histories are effective or not for scholarship.
    2. Do they engage their audience?
    3. Who is their intended audience?
    4. Who is producing these digital histories and are they authoritative?
Post to your blog. Add the link to your post in the comments section of this blog post.

2. Read and comment on fellow students blog posts.


  1. Here is a link to my post about digital history in the real world:


  2. I did this assignment in two posts. They can be found here:

  3. I also did this assignment in two posts.