Browsing All Posts filed under »Hearing history«

The future of Civil War history… yet another angle

April 24, 2013 by

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Harry’s doing some interesting stuff over in his blog. If you haven’t seen it already, there are two polls… here, and here. Chime-in if you haven’t already done so. Now, that said… I’ve had something on my mind for several weeks. I keep meaning to write something about it, but I’m not quite sure how […]

Folklorist in a can?

October 3, 2012 by

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I was surfing the Web the other day and ran across a couple university pages in which Folklore is the focus of masters degrees. I have to say, it felt a bit strange to see such a thing. Even as one who holds two masters degrees, I feel as if the art of the folklorist/storyteller […]

Hurrah, for Thomas Walter! A Sesqui reflection.

September 15, 2012 by

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I had hoped to have this posted on the anniversary of the event, but six days later… can’t be too bad with a “live” blog post from the actual site! So… 150 years ago, six days ago… Thomas Walter saved what is one of the most attractive features of the old C&O Canal… the Monocacy […]

Southern Unionism in music

April 12, 2012 by

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This clip was uploaded to YouTube earlier this year and I just found it… and wow, what a great piece! The description states: It’s not commonly known that there were many southerners who fought for the union during the Civil War. Most of them were from the mountains. This song is about one such southern unionist. […]

“As o’er Columbia still shall wave… The banner of the brave and free.”

April 21, 2011 by

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A little pre-Civil War, Southern poetry for the day… A NATIONAL HYMN FOR THE NEW YEAR. AIR–“Old Hundred.” GOD of the Year!–whose watchful eye O’er all Thy great Creation bends; Whose mercies all Thy children share; Whose love to all Thy works extends– In this our Country’s hour of need, A Nation’s heart bows down […]

Immersive experiential history

November 13, 2010 by

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From time to time, I discuss the “architecture” and development of digital history, and one area that fascinates me most is the potential for creating immersive experiential history (and yes, just a few steps short of the holodeck) In its present form, I don’t think the tools for the Web are great enough to do […]

An execution… a ghost’s last hymn… and a curse fulfilled(?)

October 31, 2010 by

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As I’ve mentioned several times in my postings throughout the month, October brings to mind stories of witches and ghosts, but one ghost story captures my thinking frequently throughout the month. I suppose, one can almost say that it literally “haunts” me. The story actually developed over time, with each piece of information I uncovered […]

Why “Cenantua”?

October 6, 2010 by

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I love this time of year. It’s a chilly day, the sky is overcast… … I have a fire in the wood stove… … and a relaxing cup of cappuccino in my manly-man Mickey Mouse coffee mug (what else??!!) is close at-hand. Feels like a good time to sit down and write… just wish I […]

One of my finds while in Kansas City

September 15, 2010 by

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No, not Civil War-related, but family-related… I had just finished visiting the National World War I Museum, and having spotted the Spanish-American War Monument, I drove over to it to snap a shot or two. But then, I saw this monument on a hill within site of the Span-Am monument. Intrigued, I took a walk […]

How our expectations of interaction design impact our delivery as historians

August 31, 2010 by

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I don’t think you see it on a massive scale at this time, but I think the historical author… the historical deliverer… is going to be challenged in times to come (if not already). We are trained, more or less, in a traditional style, centered mostly around print media. There is a certain way that […]

Innovative use of video in blogging

April 7, 2009 by

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Ok, this is crazy, but I’m, more or less triple posting on this subject. 1) I dropped a comment over at Michael Aubrecht’s blog about the integration of the video into his post of April 6 (yesterday)… then I… 2) made a comment on my digital rhetoric class blog about the same. Now… 3) I’m […]

Augmented reality and “experiential history”

February 24, 2009 by

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Ever in search of the optimal historical experience, I ran across the following video in YouTube. I can’t help but think of the implications augmented history will have in the years to come in both the field, among tourists, and in the classroom. The video shows that we are still in the early stages of […]

Think… history in Second Life

February 19, 2009 by

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While this clip is focused on the future of architecture in Second Life… while watching this, think in terms of the potential of history in Second Life and how it could be employed in instruction. Parting thoughts? I have two more clips that I will be posting in the coming days.

Defining Southern Heritage in Civil War Remembrance

February 15, 2009 by

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If modern Confederate remembrance does not come close to accurately capturing the true definition of Southern heritage in the Civil War era, what does? I’ll be posting on this in the coming week. In the meantime, hat-tip to Kevin at Civil War Memory for making us aware of a YouTube clip, and a “well-done” to […]

O.K., snow has come and gone… it’s time for Spring

February 9, 2009 by

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After I ranted a little about not getting snow this year (in the upper Shenandoah), it finally arrived last week. Five inches of the stuff was just enough to take the sled out, have a couple of snowball fights, and bring on the need for a great cup of hot chocolate. So, Jenny’s offer to ship some from up around […]