- Reminder that no class on Monday
- Expect a post like this one for every class, as well as another post that lays out the assignment for the next class
- Reminder to please use online syllabus since it is an evolving document
2. Blogs@Baruch / BuddyPress docs tutorial
3. Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History (2005), “Introduction”
- benefits: capacity, accessibility, flexibility, diversity, manipulability, interactivity, hypertextuality/nonlinearity
- dangers: quality, durability, readability, passivity, and inaccessibility.
4. Dan Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig, Digital History (2005) “Exploring the History Web”
- Historicizing the trajectory of digital history
- Five main genres of history websites: archives (containing primary sources); exhibits, films, scholarship, and essays; teaching; discussion; and organizational.
5. Jonathan Shaw, “The Humanities, Digitized: Reconceiving the Study of Culture,” Harvard Magazine, May-June 2012.
- How have things changed between 2005 and 2012? (archive construction, crowdsourcing, geospatial analysis, simulations, text-mining and visualizations, deep and/or broad collaboration)
- Examples: Show and tell, e.g. http://www.jdarchive.org/?la=en
- Are we in the middle of a revolution? On the cusp of one?
6. RSS in Plain English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
8. For new version of assignments due September 3 and 5, see this post.