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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 […]

What’s really (no, I mean REALLY) the problem with modern Civil War reenactments?

January 14, 2009 by

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Noting the recent post by Kevin over at Civil War Memory, I figured I’d toss out some thoughts about reenacting. First, YES, I have reenacted. I started back in 1981, and then, in the midst of high school, other things became more important to a teenage boy (go figure). Then, I crept back into it […]

“Do you love this country?!” – disturbing reflections on Civil War “memory”

March 19, 2008 by

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Just last fall, I was at a reenactment where I encountered one of my old friends. Now, I need to set the scene, so bear with me. Historically (funny word to use in this context considering the nature of Civil War “memory”), I have worn gray at reenactments. I reenacted Confederate maybe once or twice […]

“Building blocks” of Civil War “memory”

March 18, 2008 by

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In yesterday’s post I mentioned some personal connections to the Civil War. Specifically, I recounted a story that I had learned, not through family stories but through a newspaper clipping that I found in scanning through the records of the Page News & Courier (Luray, Virginia). Reflecting on this, and since I am quite interested […]