Adventures in Digital History

  • Adventures in Digital History

    Digital Map and Timeline Tools

    Last week we were given a crash course on map making and timeline tools that can be used to enhance our digital history projects. In the past I have used Google Maps to tell a story, and even had to use TimelineJS in History of the Information Age with Dr. McClurken. Even though I have used them, I am not very experienced with either of them. I have used them for various projects in other classes at UMW, particularly Digital Storytelling and Intro to Digital Studies, but I have have a more longterm map project I worked on from high school that tells its own story. I am interested in…

  • Adventures in Digital History

    Reflection of Past Digital History Projects

    After looking over a few of the digital history projects, I felt some of them do an excellent job while others do not. Of course, you could claim this to be subjective because not everyone likes the way something looks. However, creating a “perfect” website that will last is simply not viable. We saw this with the Cohen and Rosenzweig textbook, especially with how they tried so hard to future proof it. Now all it consists of is broken links, but at least page numbers are available to check sources the old fashioned way. One thing I like about this class is that I am able to look at these…

  • Adventures in Digital History

    Omeka

    Before I get too far into this blog post, I would like to state that I have heard of Omeka before taking this class. How could I not have? I’ve been using my Domain for almost three years and every time you log into the dashboard you see it listed beside WordPress. There are several others listed as well, but I tend not to pay them any mind because I am unfamiliar with them. After two years of wrestling with my WordPress site to get it looking how you see it now, I have no plans to mess up all the hard work I’ve put into it. However, I am…

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