Monthly Archives: September 2013

Written in Bone

By saracollini This weekend I explored the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, specifically the Written in Bones: Forensic Files of the 17th Century Chesapeake exhibit. I experienced this exhibit in part for the first time this summer, but I … Continue reading

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Do We Want the Public to Care?

By sandanis One of the recurring themes I’ve noticed discussions about the future of the Humanities is that of public engagement and how those who study the humanities have to make the public care about what we do, often coupled … Continue reading

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Public Digital History

By dcurry9459 While some of this week’s readings dealt with who should preserve history and how best to do this, I found the second topic regarding the role of “curator” in the digital world much more interesting.  In “Curating the … Continue reading

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Breathing life back into exhibits

By Laura Harvey It is curious to see the influence of museum curation in web design as more web designers consider themselves to be “curating” a site, mostly because I think now there may just need to be a reversal, … Continue reading

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Can History Be Re-Written?

By acendres While reading Lynne Spichiger and Juliet Jacobson’s article “Telling an Old Story in a New Way: Raid on Deerfield: The Many Stories of 1704,” I was reminded of Linda Nochlin’s article “Why Have There Been No Great Women … Continue reading

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Out with Old and in with the New

By beccabadams On Zotero I reviewed the Korner’s Folly website- which is a historic home in the town where I grew up.  I was fascinated how much it has changed over the years and how much more interactive it is … Continue reading

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Curatorial authority

By chuschle In “Telling an Old Story a New Way”, Spichiger and Jacobson remark that while it is the role of history museums to provide multiple points of view, they often fall short of that mark. In part this is … Continue reading

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Curatorial authority

By chuschle In “Telling an Old Story a New Way”, Spichiger and Jacobson remark that while it is the role of history museums to provide multiple points of view, they often fall short of that mark. In part this is … Continue reading

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Information Abundance?

By pmbucktail05 In “Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era,” Roy Rosenzweig noted of a potential problem caused by the abundance of information in the digital world, “If we have, for example, a complete record of everything … Continue reading

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Europeana and Digital Public Library of America

By saracollini The following post is a short review of the history websites Europeana and Digital Public Library of America. Both websites are a “meta-history” of Europe and America. At first glance, the sites are overwhelming and busy. However, they … Continue reading

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