Suffrage Postcard

DH Read: “The Suffrage Postcard Project: A Replica Archive”

Although the suffragist cat postcard is fantastic, it’s not the only reason this post became an Editors’ Choice piece on Digital Humanities Now. Ana Stevenson draws on Professor Victoria Haskins’ idea of a replica archive. According to Stevenson, “Haskins’ research is concerned with Indigenous domestic servants in Australia and the United States – women whose lives, she rightly notes, are often…

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Summer Roundup: Making Arguments Using Digital History

With my summer as full-time Editor-in-Chief of Digital Humanities Now coming to an end, I thought it would be fitting and useful (at least for myself) to identify some kind of theme for the summer and write up a list of Editors’ Choice pieces that fall into that theme (sort of like I did here for the academic year). I didn’t…

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DH Read: “What do we do about archival violence?”

As a student of Native American history, I am well aware of the ways that the quantification of people, especially by the state, has been used to treat humans like objects, to strip them of humanity. This history is at the root of my discomfort with and skepticism of how digital/computational methods are sometimes used. It was interesting, then, to…

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Public Projects Division

Our final rotation of the year was in the Public Projects division. We had the chance to try out Omeka S, help with Omeka testing, get familiar with Papers of the War Department, and do some research for Hearing the Americas. One of our first tasks was to participate in testing the Editorial Plugin for Omeka. Simulating realistic scenarios required having…

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