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Month: July 2016

Sound and Video: Dreaming of Future Work in Digital History

Sound and Video: Dreaming of Future Work in Digital History

“Sound day” at Doing Digital History 2016 made me realize that as a historian, I privilege words over sound. Let me explain this with an example from the classroom. In the U.S. History survey course, I find it important for students to engage with historical speeches. In the past few years, I have moved toward showing video or audio clips of these speeches while students follow along with a transcript. These clips are fairly easy to find for the twentieth century,…

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Personal Sustainability

Personal Sustainability

I am a serial adopter and abandoner of technology.  I confess.  Blogger, Zotero, Twitter–I have tried them all, employed them with great enthusiasm, and then lost interest.  I hadn’t really realized this before today.  Now, I find myself here, at Doing Digital History 2016, regretting the data I lost and finally ready to commit.  To make a plan. Today I learned about several tools that will potentially change my relationship to technology as I know it (Tweetdeck and Reclaim Hosting answered questions…

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