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Digital Humanities

What is Digital Humanities?

Digital Humanities, as the name suggests, incorporates technology with the humanities. PowerPoints, YouTube, digital books - even video games - are being used to teach a new generation of students. This page offers some guidance and resources to look at should you wish to pursue a career in education, public history or museums!



Center for History and New Media

This site is an amazing collaboration of historians from a variety of backgrounds and interests. They have several valuable links to useful tools history students can use when incorporating new and digital media into their projects.


Image Armada

Want to create your own virtual gallery or exhibition space? With Image Armada you can do just that! The software enables you to create spaces without plugins. However, it is only computable for Windows PC.



This research tool allows users to automatically detect content on your web browser and, with just one click, store that information in your personal library. You can then organize it into different folders. Additionally, Zotero stores information on your hard drive and online! It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux.



This browser-only site is an automatic bibliography and citation builder. By typing in the name of an article or book, it will search its database for your source and format it in Chicago style! Unfortunately, it comes with an annual price of $19.99



Want to take your research paper? Make an iBook! iBooks can make any simple paper more interactive. Adding film clips and pictures can really take your paper to the next level - and probably to a higher grade!



Why have your paper read when you can have it watched? Turning your paper from paper copy to Kodak film (well, not literally!) can be a fun, adventurous and new way to interpret your research.



This blog lists several projects that are focusing on GIS (Geographic Information Systems), including an animated atlas of African history and interactive maps of early medieval Europe.



A nonprofit organization, StoryCorps records and preserves stories of Americans from various walks of life. Among their projects is the Griot Initiative, documenting the lives of peoples of the African Diaspora living in the United States. This initiative is in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture.



Everyone knows at least one person who blogs.Blogging can be a public diary, rants and raves, and the ever-so-popular fashion blogs. Educational blogging (edublog) is very similar but far different. Sure, you don’t have to make every entry a lecture. But many still have a theme or subject matter they discuss. It can be anything from the history of sports, local and/or state history, or any field that you’re interested in.

Sites and Projects by current and former Brockport students

Imponderabilia (Paige Doerner, MA History, 2013)

A blog focusing entirely on archaeology, material culture and digital public history.


Elba Town History (Judith Littejohn, MA History, 2013)

Named the 'Onion Capital of the World', Judith Littlejohn worked on gathering information about the town's history. She now serves as the Town Historian. 


The 'Art' of Majesty (Fabrice Louis-Broyld, MA History, 2014)

A blog focusing on the representation of the 17th century English Monarchy in portraits and prints.




Last Updated 12/2/13


Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!

History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.

History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.

History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.


Sig and Nadine Synnestvedt Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 10/08/15, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Leigh Anne Francis (The College of New Jersey), Title: "’Bad Little Black Girls’: African American Women, Mass Incarceration, and the Remaking of White Supremacy.”

Maynooth Lecture, Wednesday, 10/28/2015, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Filipe Ribeiro-deMeneses (University of Maynooth-IRELAND), Title: 'Making sense of the Hitler's New Order: European neutrals, 1940-1944'

Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade:  The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"