History is all around us—in the streets, buildings, and artwork that make up the landscapes of our everyday lives. Recognizing the potential of mobile devices to connect us to these pieces of the past, historians at Marshall University developed Clio, an educational website and mobile application. Read More
Indiana University students at work during the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon. Photo Credit: Sam Opsahl.
In October 2017, historians, librarians, scientists, and members of the general public gathered at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis for the Hoosier Women in STEM Wikipedia edit-a-thon. Read More
Seward Family Digital Archive staff and volunteers at the Seward House, Auburn, NY, Fall 2017. Photo credit: Carrie Knight.
Since 2012, the Seward Family Digital Archive Project, under the aegis of the University of Rochester’s Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation Department, has endeavored to digitize portions of one of its most utilized collections—the papers of former U.S. Read More
William Penn High School homecoming queen Ruby Jenkins riding in a convertible automobile driven by Leon Sharpe, Jr. Seated in the back seat on either side of Jenkins are Bernice Wall (left) and Doris Wall (right). Courtesy of the High Point Historical Society, High Point Enterprise Negative Collection.
A sampling stories from Community of Gardens. Clockwise from left: The Gandhi Garden, Four Generations of Gardeners, The Gardens at Chewonki, and J.E. Moate’s Garden. Photo courtesy of Smithsonian Gardens.
Popular culture has recently taken a renewed interest in gardening—food gardening in particular. Read More
A 3D recreation of the Odeon Theater allows visitors to the Semiotics of Sex website to experience virtually the space where the first queer political protest occurred in 1867. This model reveals a version of the historic site that no longer exists.
Minnie Kennedy’s sister Nettie and her groom, Rainey Gardner, on their way to be married at Friendfield Church on Hobcaw Barony sometime in the 1920s. Photographer unknown. Photo credit: Belle W. Baruch Foundation.
For the last five years, South Carolina ETV, the state’s public television network, has been experimenting with ways to tell the story of a 16,000-acre undeveloped property called Hobcaw Barony. Read More
Repeat photography is the practice of photographing a specific location at two or more points in time. It is a powerful visual resource for scientific study and education in forest and landscape management. To take advantage of this technology, the Forest History Society (FHS) recently started the Repeat Photography Project. Read More
Mapping Prejudice in the Minneapolis Historyapolis project. Screenshot credit: Kirsten Delegard
Not so long ago, few historians knew anything about GIS, or geographic information systems. Many of us saw little need to learn complicated software built on scripting languages and databases. Read More
Screenshot credit: Mapping the Fourth of July, Virginia Tech
For more than two centuries, Americans have come together every July 4th to celebrate national unity. What happened during the deeply divided Civil War era? How did Americans commemorate their nation’s birthday as the nation was falling apart? Read More
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