Monthly Archives: June 2015

#LoveWins! LGBTQ Bloggers Make Their Voices Heard

By Hugo Baeta You might have noticed the rainbow banner across the top of WordPress.com over the weekend — our way of marking Pride month, celebrated by cities across the globe in June, as well as the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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Evaluating Digital Scholarship

By saracollini This week’s readings covered numerous issues in digital scholarship. Similar to the on-going discussions on the definition of digital history, digital scholarship can take many forms. Trevor Owens outlined suggestions for digital exhibits and even games as scholarship. … Continue reading

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July in Blogging U.: Blogging 101 and 201

By Michelle W. Note: Blogging 101 and Blogging 201 cover the same content each time they are offered. Have you just started blogging (welcome!), or are you looking to breathe new life into a blogging habit that’s fallen by the wayside? … Continue reading

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“Is it working?”

By knoblej Bethany Nowviskie, at one point in her online article Evaluating Collaborative Digital Scholarship (or, Where Credit is Due), asks a very fundamental question about the development of a digital project: “Does it work?” This question is the crucial one … Continue reading

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Celebrating 10 Years of WordPress.com & Automattic

By Mark Armstrong This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. … Continue reading

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Early Theme Adopters: Gazette

By Ben Huberman Gazette is a theme that balances rich functionality with a pleasant, non-obtrusive look. Depending on your site’s needs, you can tweak it to look as stark and clean, or as warm and vibrant as you wish. Business owners, … Continue reading

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Teaching Digital Humanities

By saracollini This week’s readings on teaching digital history discussed many important themes. Two themes stood out particularly and go hand-in-hand: navigating the different technology backgrounds of today’s supposed “digital natives” and designing college and graduate-level courses that utilize digital … Continue reading

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Teaching digital humanities starts with the students

By knoblej Ever since my first day in Clio I back in the Fall of 2013, one question I’ve grappled with is “What comes first–the ‘digital’ or the ‘humanities’?” I hope that doesn’t sound glib because this imagined dichotomy was … Continue reading

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Does Playfulness Crowd Out Rigor?

By Mills If you’ve been a reader of what I’ve been writing about teaching and learning the past several years you’ll know that I’ve been arguing that historians should make room for a more playful approach to the past in … Continue reading

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New Theme: Argent

By Aleksandra Laczek Today we’re happy to debut a new, free portfolio theme, Argent! Argent Meet Argent, a new addition to our theme collection, designed by Automattic’s own Mel Choyce. Argent’s clean, modern portfolio theme is perfect for creative professionals like designers, artists, … Continue reading

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