Blog Post # 1

Blog #1: “On Material and Digital Archives”

Prompt: This week you have visited several websites that are based on archival materials.  Go to the DH project Sample book  and look at the projects that are categorized under Archive.  What are some of the advantages to creating a digital artifact from archival documents?  What are some of the disadvantages? What challenges did  you have as you built your Omeka Exhibit this week?  Include the URL of your exhibit in your blog post.

Reminder: give your post the category “Blog #1″; add two images to the post, and include five tags that you think reflect the work that you submit. Please review the Blog Assignment description and rubric and email me with any questions you may have.

Welcome to Digital Humanities!

Welcome to Digital Humanities, one of the courses being taught in the Comparative Humanities program this semester!

Over the course of the semester we will be working with manuscript materials from the pre-Revolutionary period of North America that reveal some of the complex and unexpected relationships, activities and modes of awareness that Native Americans, European colonists and Moravian missionaries experienced in this place along the Susquehanna River.  We will also be  learning how to make a digital artifact that attempts to answer the research questions that we compose.

I am really looking forward to working with you on this new exciting digital project!