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Week 16 at a glance.

Last week of class!

Final projects are due Tuesday, April 26.

Individual emailed assessments are due April 26 (see assignments for details)

Oral presentations will take place on Thursday, April 28 (see assignments for details).

Final blog reflections are due Thursday, April 28 Friday, April 29 (see assignments for details).

Week 15 at a glance.

On Thursday (our last regular class period), we will share project updates.

Final projects are due Tuesday, April 26 and final presentations will take place on Thursday, April 28.

Peer review mini-assignment grades are posted.

Faculty feedback on sites will be returned Wednesday via email.

Week 14 at a glance.

The peer review assignment (details here) is due on Tuesday, April 12. On Thursday, we will share project updates and distribute the peer review feedback.

Week 13 at a glance.

On Tuesday, begin work on the peer review assignment (details here). It is due next Tuesday, April 12. On Thursday, we will share project updates.

Week 12 at a glance.

Work on your digital projects. On Thursday, we will share project updates and talk about project drafts. Be prepared to speak individually about your project’s progress.

Due this week: Complete Digital History Project Draft (3/31)!

Week 11 at a glance.

We will not have class on Tuesday, March 22. Work on your digital projects. On Thursday, we will share project updates. Be prepared to speak individually about your project’s progress.

Due next week – Complete Digital History Project Draft (3/31)!

Week 10 at a glance:

We will not have class this week. Work on your digital projects.

Week 9 at a glance:

We will not have class on Tuesday, March 8. Work on your digital projects.

On Thursday, we will discuss audience, writing in a digital age/writing for the web.

Assignments due:

Thursday, March 10 – Timeline/Map: Mini-Assignment. Details available under Assignments. You also have three readings due on March 10. They are located under course readings.

In support of your Timeline/Map assignment, we have created tutorials for the tools and they are located under technology.

Week 8 at a glance:

We will not have class on Tuesday, March 1. Work on your digital projects. On Thursday, we will discuss designing for the web and public history.

Week 7 at a glance:

We will not have class on Tuesday, Feb. 23rd. Work on your project contracts. On Thursday, we will discuss timeline and mapping tools.

Assignments due:

Tuesday: Metadata Mini-Assignment due: Feb 23. Details available under Assignments.

Remember to also fill complete the related blog post.

Thursday: Feb. 25 -FINAL PROJECT CONTRACTS DUE!!!!

Week 6 at a glance:

During week 6 we will continue our discussion on Omeka exhibits and on Thursday we will return your contract drafts and talk about digital projects.

Assignments due:

Metadata Mini-Assignment due: Feb 18. Details available under Assignments. Extension granted until to Feb 23.

Week 5 at a glance:

During week 4 we will begin our discussion on Omeka (metadata) and on Thursday we will continue our discussion the macro history of the second industrial revolution.

Assignments due:

Blog Post due: Feb 9. Questions available under Assignments.

Draft project contracts due: Feb. 11. 

Week 4 at a glance:

During week 4 we will continue to discuss the macro history of the second industrial revolution.

Readings due:

  • February 2: Hays – Chapters 2 – 6.
  • February 4: Hays – Chapters 7 – Conclusion.

Assignments due:

Digital Sites mini-assignment: Due Feb. 2

Upcoming:

Blog Post due: Feb 8. Questions available under Assignments.

Draft project contracts due: Feb. 11. 

Week 3 at a glance:

During week 3 we will discuss the macro history of the second industrial revolution.

Readings due:

    • January 26: Chapter 5 (pp.102-132) from Licht (access here) AND the Introduction and Chapter 1 of  the Hays text.
    • January 28: Hays Chapters 2 – 6

Assignments due:

Blog post – Archival research reports: Due Jan. 28. Write a blog post that discusses your archival research. Include your challenges, opportunities we well as the interesting materials and local history stories that you have found.

Short class presentation – Archival research reports: Due Jan. 28. In-class presentation on Thursday regarding your archival research thus far. This is an opportunity for you to have a conversation with your classmates about your research challenges, opportunities, and the interesting materials/local history you have uncovered.

Upcoming:

Digital Sites mini-assignment: Due Feb. 2

Draft project contracts due: Feb. 11

Week 2 at a glance:

We are quickly moving into the thick of this course and we will cover critical content in week 2. You also have two assignments due in week 2.

Tuesday, January 19:

  • Topic: Digital history projects overview. We will discuss our digital history projects and digital project contracts. We will also have a more general discussion on digital history initiatives.
  • Due by 2pm EST on 1/19: Blog post. See the Course Assignments page for details. You will need to answer all questions fully.

Thursday, January 21:

  • Topic: Digitization 101. This critical session will cover the basics of digitization.
  • Due by 2pm EST on 1/21: Mini-Assignment – Omeka activity. See the Course Assignments page for details.

Week 1 at a glance:

  • First class: Tuesday, January 12 from 2-3:15 EST.
  • Tuesday topic: Syllabus review & class technology. Digital humanities, digital liberal arts, digital history and public history: An overview.
  • Thursday topic: Archival Research.
  • First set of Course Readings are due on Thursday, January 14.
  • Tutorials for Omeka and WordPress are available in the technology section of this site.
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