Blog, Clio 1

“Confronting the Digital” Response

One of the questions we keep returning to throughout the course is whether digital history has actually changed the questions, problems, and opportunities facing historians or whether these are simply the same issues masquerading as novel ones. In “Confronting the Digital,” Tim Hitchcock makes the case for significant change. According to Hitchcock, historians have not responded effectively to the fact…

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Graphs, Maps, Trees Response

In Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History, Franco Moretti makes the case for distant reading in literary studies. As someone who hasn’t taken a class on literature since high school, there was a lot that was unfamiliar to me, but I tried to think about how the book can apply to digital history. Moretti argues that the canon…

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Contextualizing the Object of History

The first-year DH Fellows started out the year in a seminar with RRCHNM director, Dr. Stephen Robertson, discussing the history of the Center and putting it in the context of other digital humanities centers. The final project for the seminar was to create an Omeka exhibit for the Center’s 20th anniversary site on a RRCHNM project of our choosing. I chose…

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“Interchange: The Promise of Digital History” Response

“Interchange: The Promise of Digital History” is a discussion among historians that took place online in winter of 2008 and was printed in the Journal of American History. In the grand scheme of things, 2008 was not that long ago, but in the context of digital history, much has changed. This “Interchange” was most interesting to me as a way…

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