It was a wild semester to be an Eagle, but we made it y’all! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a safe and stable Fall 2020 semester. I hope that everyone stays healthy, mentally and physically!
Site Overview Over the course of the Spring 2020 semester, the scrapbooks group has worked hard to create an organized, aesthetically appealing, and meaningful website documenting the history and scrapbooks of the Rowe family. At the end of our project, we created a fully functioning, accessible website that documents nearly 100 scans from numerous scrapbooks… Read More HIST 428: Project Defense
In my last ADH update, I talked about how the Scrapbooks Group is moving along swimmingly with our project, as we had just finished up captioning. Next Gen Galleries This past week, Mady has been working hard on creating Next Gen galleries for each of our scrapbooks. After finishing this process, she realized that, for… Read More HIST 428: A Minor Dilemma
Welcome to Progress Report #I Have No Idea How Many Progress Reports I Have Written! I am pleased to announce that, as of this morning’s meeting, all Scrapbooks group photos have been captioned! This was the last major “internal” part of our project. Final Steps What does that mean for the scrapbooks group? Well, it… Read More HIST 428: Home Stretch
This week in ADH, we were tasked with setting up ePortfolios. Thankfully, some of my education courses have already required me to set up an ePortfolio, so all I had to do for this assignment was to add supplemental information. I thought that it made the most sense to use my education site, given the… Read More HIST 428: ePortfolios
So far this week, the Scrapbooks group has been continuing work as usual on our website. Most group members have continued to work on the same areas of the project as last week. Captioning Continued Personally, I have continued to work on captions. As of right now, there are roughly twenty photos left to caption,… Read More HIST 428: More Captions
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