Links for Potential Project Examples

In class I mentioned a few things that can work as examples for kinds of work you might consider. Now, again, everything on the syllabus is a potential example of something you could write about. Here are a few more.

So here are two articles I wrote that I think fit into viable papers.

Here is the paper I wrote about looking at how people engage with a monument via social media. Tripadvisor rates Einstein: Using the social web to unpack the public meanings of a cultural heritage siteThe International Journal of Web Based Vol. 8, No. 1, pp.40–56. DOI: 10.1504/IJWBC.2012.044681

Here is a paper I wrote about what people do with a historical video game.  (2010). Modding the history of science: Values and habits of mind in modder discussions of Sid Meier’s Civilization. Simulation & Gaming.  doi:10.1177/1046878110366277

In terms of text mining and analysis, I wanted to share this very practical step by step approach to using Vouyer to do text analysis of two speeches.

How to use the course blog

Welcome to History in the Digital Age. This is the public course blog. This is the primary hub of our course.

To get started please register for the blog.

How to use the blog to post

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). You can find ours at dighist.org/wp-admin
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New Sub Tab
  4. Start filling in the blanks. Say pithy and amazing things. Your post needs a title, and post content. Please include links and images as relevant.
  5. As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish.

Watch this screencast to see how this works in action. There is more information in the video.

Post comments here if you have trouble with this, or send emails to trevor dot johnowens at gmail dot com

Oh, also feel free to stick in links to some blogs you like.

No Class Tonight

Everyone should have gotten emails from the university. Class is canceled for the evening.

We will keep to the schedule. So everyone should read next weeks readings and blog if you are signed up to blog. We will just condense the two weeks discussions together.

How to use this blog

To get started please register for the  blog.

How to use the blog to post

  1. Log in to your WordPress Administration Panel (Dashboard). You can find ours at dighist.org/wp-admin
  2. Click the Posts tab.
  3. Click the Add New Sub Tab
  4. Start filling in the blanks. Say pithy and amazing things. Your post needs a title, and post content. Please include links and images as relevant.
  5. As needed, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post.
  6. When you are ready, click Publish.

Watch this screencast to see how this works in action. There is more information in the video.

Post comments here if you have trouble with this, or send emails to trevor dot johnowens at gmail dot com

Oh, also feel free to stick in links to some blogs you like.

Welcome to DigHist.org

This is the course blog for History in the Digital Age at American University. One of the explicit goals of this course is for us to develop as communicators on the public web. To that effect students will be sharing and discussing their ideas about various digital tools, resources, and readings with the intention of engaging both with eachother and with any of the broader digital history web whom wishes to participate.

This is the only part of the course readings which is actually composed by the students and the broader public. Please join our conversation, but please do so respectfully. We are all learning how to do this together.