dighist Research & Projects

Digital History Projects

History Harvest: Identity Through Objects

In fall of 2019, students in HIST-H301: Digital History and HIST-H585: History in the Digital Age partnered with the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society to undertake a History Harvest.

A200 ASURE History Harvest: A first-year research experience

In fall of 2019, students in HIST-H301: Digital History and HIST-H585: History in the Digital Age partnered with the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities and the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society to undertake a History Harvest.

Between Miracles and Memory

Min(d)ing the gap in construction of authority in early medieval episcopal saints' lives and deeds of bishops

Publications

Net.Create: Network Analysis in Collaborative Co-Construction of Historical Context in a Large Undergraduate Classroom

in AERA 2020 Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, April 17-21, 2020; presentation cancelled due to COVID-19, but conference proceedings were published and included final paper submission.

On Feedback Loops: Digital-Pedagogy Research and Digital-Humanities Research in DH Tool Building

in ACH2019 Conference, Association for Computing and the Humanities, (Pittsburgh, PA), July 24, 2019.

Building Temporality and Textuality: Scaffolding History Reading Comprehension with Net.Create, an Interactive Open-Source Network Analysis Tool

in XXXIX Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada), June 20, 2019. Ajudicated award for conference’s best poster.

Mediating Collaboration in History with Network Analysis

in A Wide Lens Combining Embodied, Enactive, Extended, and Embedded Learning in Collaborative Settings, 13th International Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL), 2019, pp. 1438-1440 (June 2019).

Correcting for Presentism in Student Reading of Historical Accounts Through Digital-History Methodologies

in AERA 2017 Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, San Antonio, TX, April 26-May 1, 2017.

Analog Tools in Digital History Classrooms: An Activity-Theory Case Study of Learning Opportunities in Digital Humanities

in International Journal of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 11: No. 1, Article 7..

History in 140 characters: Twitter to Support Reading Comprehension and Argumentation in Digital-Humanities Pedagogy

in The Emerging Learning Design Journal, 5.1 (Special Issue: Digital Humanities), June 2017.

Bishops and Balancing Acts: Divine and Human Agency in Gregory of Tours's Vision of Episcopal Authority

in Envisioning the Bishops: Images and the Episcopacy in the Middle Ages, ed. by Sigrid Danielson and Evan A. Gatti MCS 29 (Turnhout, Brepols 2014), 63-89.

A workflow for paywalled data in an open-access world

Workflows for Paywalled Texts and Open Data Ideals

START HERE for basic process that addresses managing text-mining projects based on paywalled or subscription-only data

Workflows for Paywalled Texts: The "easy" Excel-only version

If your technical skill set includes Excel but not any scripting, start here, get used to the process, and then graduate to the advanced database/scripting version.

Workflows for Paywalled Texts: The "difficult" database/scripting version

If you have experience in R, python, PHP, or any other scripting language, this advanced version creates a more flexible, easily-searchable database that can be customized to meet just about anyone's analysis needs.

Workflows for Text Mining in Under-supported Languages (An Addendum)

If you're working with a language that has limited or ineffective support for text mining, this describes the process for adding lemma (meaningful root words) to your citation database.

Tools for a digital writing process

Academic Writing Process: Organizing a Digital Thought Process

START HERE if you're reading any of the "academic writing process" posts. This post outlines the whole process and notes where changes for research, data management and analysis have happened over the last 6 years since the original posts went online.

Academic Writing Process: Random information gathering: Evernote

This post describes how I use Evernote to collect information from a variety of sources for sorting later

Academic Writing Process: Digital archiving: Canon camera plus, Photoshop and Acrobat

This post talks about the camera and photo editing process I use

Academic Writing Process: Reading and annotating: Skim

Skim for academic annotation and reading