Browsing All posts tagged under »Digital History«

I think that Thomas Jefferson would have loved hypertext

March 7, 2008 by


I’ve been meaning to mention this for a couple of weeks and am just today getting around to it, but I can’t help but think that Thomas Jefferson would have loved the power of hypertext. After cutting out portions of the Bible and reorganizing those clippings in a way that reflected his beliefs (the Jefferson […]

Hypertext non-fiction vs. Hypertext fiction

March 4, 2008 by


Just out of curiosity, I Googled “hypertext non-fiction” and then “hypertext fiction” to compare the number of hits that each would bring up. Remarkably, there were only 68 hits (though once I clicked on the second page of hits, I found only 23 active returns for the search. I should also note that when Googling […]

Working on hypertext non-fiction

March 3, 2008 by


Pardon the lull in postings. After my two most recent posts, I decided to do one of my favorite things – put theory into practice. So, that being said, I have created another blog. However, this blog is not so much for blogging, but rather, the blog format works wonderfully for creating hypertext narrative. The […]

Food for thought – a little combination of digital history and the Civil War

February 27, 2008 by


I have a digital history project in mind and would like to see if it is feasible. For starters, for anyone reading this blog, what do you consider the top 25 (if we can come up with that many) most controversial topics (excluding battle/military leader-related) pertaining to the Civil War?

Looking back on the first week of blogging

February 25, 2008 by


After about a week of blogging I find myself looking back on my posts and asking myself if I am blogging or writing articles. What is the prescribed method (if one exists) of blogging digital history? I’ve looked at a number of blogs within the digital history genre and within the Civil War memory/American Civil […]

More thoughts on digital history as interactive narrative

February 23, 2008 by


With an ever-pressing desire to explore new ways of presenting history, I find it difficult reading through George P. Landow’s Hypertext 3.0 without continually trying to figure out how the theories and applications can work within the practice of digital history. This is especially the case when considering that relatively few digital history sites have gone […]

History as interactive narrative!? Why not?

February 22, 2008 by


After developing an annotated bibliography of digital history resources this past fall, over  Christmas break I finally took the time to read Digital History (Cohen and Rosenzweig). I enjoyed it greatly! However, after having read this book, I was left curious as to why Janet Murray (Hamlet on the Holodeck) had only received mention on one […]

Reflections on criticisms of the Web in education

February 18, 2008 by


I know that I said that I would not get into the criticisms of the use of the Web as an educational tool in history, but I think that discussion in favor of digital history actually benefits from pointing out some of the criticisms. I have to wonder, considering all of the criticisms of the […]

Trying this once again

February 17, 2008 by


Well, my first effort at moving forward with a blog just didn’t get anywhere. I guess I could blame the rigors of full-time graduate studies for the lack of postings in about three months. Yet, at the same time, it was because of graduate studies that I developed an interest in the potential of blogs. So, […]

Confessions of a Rogue Digital Historian

November 3, 2007 by


OK, so this is my first venture into the realm of the blogs. Having wrapped up my masters in History (with a concentration on American History from colonization through the Civil War era) at Old Dominion University and entering into a second masters program (Technical and Scientific Communication) at James Madison University, I figured it […]