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Fall 2013, Robinson B208, Thursdays @ 4:30

History Websites for Critique

Colonial Williamsburg

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

Virginia 400

Virtual Jamestown

Television News of the Civil Rights Era

Valley of the Shadow

Preserving American Freedom

Project Examples

Project Examples

The example projects we reviewed in class: Historical Markers project: http://fredmarkers.umwblogs.org/ William Jennings … [Continue reading]

Visualization Tools

Visualization Tools

Visualizations Google Drive charts Excel charts TimelineJS Piktocharts Infogr.am Tableau (req download) Many Eyes Mapping BatchGeo Map a List (Req Google docs) Google Earth Text Mining Time Magazine Corpus – 1923-2006 Mining … [Continue reading]

Databases

Databases

Chicago Race Riots, 1919 Riots Database More information...   Alcohol-Related Deaths During Prohibition, 1920s Prohibition Database More information...   Mob Violence, 1920s Mob Database More information... … [Continue reading]

Text Mining

Text Mining

All, don't forget text mining is a viable option for your final projects. Time Magazine Corpus - 1923-2006 Mining Google Books Corpus 1500s-2000s … [Continue reading]

Minor in History

Minor in History

Do you like history but do not plan on majoring in it?  If so, why not minor in it? If you are taking this class, you are already at least one-third of the way to a history minor.  (That is, if you have already taken HIST 100 or 125.  You have to … [Continue reading]

Midterm Study Guide

Midterm Study Guide

All, materials to help you study for the midterm are here. Relevant class slides (slides only, you'll need to supplement details from  your notes) Concepts and Terms to know How to read like a historian … [Continue reading]

Resources: Reading Like a Historian

Resources: Reading Like a Historian

From tonight's class, the full reading chart. Week2_Historical_ThinkingGrid_TAH (pdf) … [Continue reading]

Reading Primary Sources: Pearl Harbor and WWII

Reading Primary Sources: Pearl Harbor and WWII

In class, we'll workshop Roosevelt's War Declaration, Dec. 8, 1941 to joint session of Congress (video) Full text with margin notes  as a group and then break off into teams to analyze the following primary source materials: McCollum Memo, … [Continue reading]

Welcome to History 390-003, The Digital Past

Welcome to History 390-003, The Digital Past

Welcome to the Digital Past (section 003). At its core, this course will prepare you to use and understand a wide variety of current and emerging digital technologies in the service of doing history (and beyond). We'll explore issues of ethics, … [Continue reading]