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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!
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.
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.