History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: The Beginnings of Daily Journalism, The “Hello Girls,” and AT&T’s Reputation of Aggression

We are roughly one-third of the way through the Spring 2019 semester, and boy, where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday when paper shortages plagued American revolutionaries, and that it took nearly six days to reach New York from Northern Virginia. Now, (well, a little before this week’s readings take place) it… Read More HIST 427: The Beginnings of Daily Journalism, The “Hello Girls,” and AT&T’s Reputation of Aggression

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: 1900-1945 Group Timeline and Early Print Culture Thoughts

Table 2: Timeline The following timeline is part of my first HIST 427: History of the Information Age assignment. Our group of four was assigned the rough time period of 1900-1945 to select key photographs that depict the Information Age. You can learn more about each group member’s photograph at the timeline below. In-Class Readings… Read More HIST 427: 1900-1945 Group Timeline and Early Print Culture Thoughts

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: “Technology and Communication in American History” Reactions

Prompt: Read Technology and Communication in American History by Gregory J. Downey. Discuss your reactions to the book, as well as Downey’s approach to the Information Age. Overlapping Infrastructures of the Information Age: A Common Approach Seeking to understand the Information Age as a convergence of “technological infrastructures, social processes, and historical actors” (Downey, 10), “Technology… Read More HIST 427: “Technology and Communication in American History” Reactions

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: Histor(iography) of the Information Age

Prompt: After reading two of the posted book introductions, respond to how the authors approach the History of the Information Age, and what ideas these readings give you about topics or assignments to focus on this semester. Include at least one image, gif, or video clip AND one quotation from the author that illustrates a… Read More HIST 427: Histor(iography) of the Information Age

History 427: History of the Information Age

HIST 427: Introduction

Hello! This semester I am taking my first senior seminar in the History Department, HIST 427: History of the Information Age. One aspect of this course involves using our domains to answer prompts and post updates to the class. Posts for this course are categorized by “HIST 427: History of the Information Age” in the sidebar, and are tagged “HIST427.” Prompt: Introduce yourself and explain what interests you about the History of… Read More HIST 427: Introduction