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The Digital Humanities Wars?

“...as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don't know we don't know. And...it is the...

Twitter and Historical Bias

Recently, China’s national library has remarked that it wishes to begin archiving posts from a popular social media site, Weibo. Despite protests by users, the platform argued that the intended purpose of this collection would be for research purposes only. ...

Retraumatizing the Past

The past—that monolithic nonentity that weighs so heavily upon our present situation. Our past, the past we adhere to and accept, is what defines who we are in many regards. The things we have done, mixed with the benefits we have been given and the actions forced...

Marking Bodies and Critical Inquiry

What kinds of questions do we, as scholars and critical readers, need to ask ourselves each time we engage with new material? What can we do to increase our understanding of events—past, present, and future—without causing further harm to the people that have already...

Free DH Tools!

Hello DH friends! The semester has begun and we know that you will undoubtedly want to flex those DH muscles in some of your upcoming projects. We know that money can be tight, and that not everyone has access to the same level of digital materials. So, in order to...

Student Spotlight – Claire Ball

I chose the Timeline platform for my topic because Augustus' political career follows a very linear pattern. Each event I describe builds on the previous and all occurred around Rome, thus the concept of space isn't as important for making my...

Student Spotlight – Brenda Samoun

Digital History is a useful alternative to how we access, understand, and contribute individual knowledge of general history. With new technological advancements, we have the benefits of interpreting history according to our own expectations and standards. In...

Student Spotlight – Mayra Cortez

Digital media is transforming the way we interact and view the past. I took this class in order to expand my knowledge on what digital history consists of. Digital history is changing how we access information as we go from paper to digital copies, making history more...

Student Spotlight – Chelsea Coble

I wish I had learned about Digital History sooner. A professor introduced a great video that represented the dead and injured soldiers and civilians involved in WWII and I found the visual representation of the data fascinating. It put the large numbers into...

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