The idea of maintaining a positive and appropriate digital identity has been discussed often throughout my classes at UMW, particularly in my digital studies and education classes. These classes have both placed an emphasis on the individual as part of a dynamic, online world. This week’s readings in ADH focussed again on the topic of… Read More HIST 428: Digital Identity
Many of the classrooms in Monroe Hall feature posters that read: “History is an Argument About the Past.” Digital history however, provides an interesting counterpoint to this statement. While argumentation is certainly an important aspect of history, there are other elements of history, including public accessibility and disruption of narrative that encompass the field. Changes… Read More HIST 428: Constant Changes to Digital History
Our First Remote Day of Work This past Thursday, the scrapbooks group met over Zoom to begin our first day of remote website work. While Erin, Emily, and Mady focussed on scheduling, research, and working with the .tiffs, Piper and I worked on adding captions and other points of information to our .pngs. The Captioning… Read More HIST 428: Captions, Captions, Captions!
Yesterday the University of Mary Washington announced that all courses for the rest of the Spring 2020 semester would be conducted online, and that all on-campus events, including commencement, would be cancelled. (Or rescheduled in a modified capacity.) Changes to the End of the Semester Like all of my peers in the Class of 2020,… Read More HIST 428: Changes to the Semester