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Introducing Voyant in a History Tutorial

This week my HIST2809 students are encountering digital history, as part of their 'Historian's Craft' class (an introduction to various tools & methods). As part of the upcoming assignment, I'm...
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Photos of 1970s American culture through an environmental lens

Photos of 1970s American culture through an environmental lens | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
In 1971, the US government's Environmental Protection Agency sponsored a photography project called DOCUMERICA to capture on film the impact of pollution, waste, and environmental dangers on American life.
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Using Facebook and Tumblr to Engage Students - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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AHA Today: Top Tumblrs for Historians

AHA Today: Top Tumblrs for Historians | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
Welcome to AHA Today, a blog focused on the latest happenings in the broad discipline of history and the professional practice of the craft that draws on the staff, research, and activities of the American Historical Association.
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Editors’ Choice: Decoding Digital Pedagogy, pt. 1 and pt. 2 : Digital Humanities Now

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Texting Isn't Writing, It's Fingered Speech | Wired Business | Wired.com

Texting Isn't Writing, It's Fingered Speech | Wired Business | Wired.com | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
All the handwringing by 7th-grade English teachers and parents over the tens of millions of grammatically challenged texts sent every day misses the point of what texting is: it's speech.
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danah boyd | apophenia » Is Facebook Destroying the American College Experience?

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Designing Databases for Historical Research

Designing Databases for Historical Research | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
The Institute of Historical Research now offer a wide selection of digital research training packages designed for historians and made available online on History SPOT.  Most of these have received...
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Hand-sketched Glacial Landform Maps I

Hand-sketched Glacial Landform Maps I | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
Among the most expressive of map making tools are pencils, pens and other analog devices. The certainty of the topographic map contrasts with the precursory aesthetic of the hand drawn annotations....
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Ryan Cordell at SMU: "Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America"

Cordell's work focuses on identifying texts that "went viral" in 19th-century American newspapers and magazines — including literary texts like Nathaniel Haw...
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Shawn Day's curator insight, February 19, 2013 8:32 AM

Very nice application of social mapping techiques to humanities practice.

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The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future - Spellbound Blog

The CODATA Mission: Preserving Scientific Data for the Future - Spellbound Blog | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
This session was part of The Memory of the World in the Digital Age: Digitization and Preservation conference and aimed to describe the initiatives of the Data at Risk Task Group (DARTG), part of the Committee on Data for Science and Technology...
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Thinking out loud: language re tenure guidelines for the Digital Historian

Thinking out loud: language re tenure guidelines for the Digital Historian | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
At my university, we've been asked to consider discipline-specific language for new tenure & promotion guidelines. I've been writing a response to our chair, and I thought, in keeping with how ...
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Five Ways to Use Flickr to Make Better Slides - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Digital maps and social data

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In the 80s and 90s, critical cartographers, such as J. B. Harley, reminded us that the map is not the territory. A map is always a representation, a construction, designed by humans to show certain...
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With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

With New Leader, Digital Public Library of America Prepares for Its Debut - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
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Why We Need Badges Now: A Bibliography of Resources in Historical Perspective | DMLcentral

Why We Need Badges Now: A Bibliography of Resources in Historical Perspective | DMLcentral | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
It was something over a year ago when we first began talking about badges as a powerful new tool for identifying and validating the rich array of people’s skills, knowledge, accomplishments, and competencies that happens everywhere and at every age. ...
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Facebooking the Past - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Start Calling it Digital Liberal Arts | The Transducer

Start Calling it Digital Liberal Arts | The Transducer | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
William Pannapacker's recent post in the Chronicle, Stop Calling it 'Digital Humanities', makes a point that I tend to agree with. The social category
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New From The Publishing Research Consortium: A Guide to Text Mining and Scholarly Publishing | LJ INFOdocket

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Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy | DMLcentral

Why We Need a Learning Standard for Web Literacy | DMLcentral | Digital  Humanities Tool Box | Scoop.it
Mozilla is working to create a new open learning standard for Web Literacy. In this post I want to consider why we need a 'standard' and who might be interested in helping define one.
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