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choose your own conquest!

I taught a miniterm class over the last three weeks on the Spanish Conquest of the Americas. We met for roughly 2:30-3:00 per day, which posed its own set of challenges. Reading expectations were lowered with this schedule. And, I

Posted in Digital History, Latin American History, Teaching

Thinking about George Landow’s observation that,  One might claim to see a parallel between the dotcom bust and the general loss of academic standing by critical theory…. and [Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, and other critical theorists’] approach to textuality remains

Posted in Digital History

a long form historical narrative framework

Many, many events have come and gone without comment in the last two months on this blog. Significantly, in January I went to both the AHA in New Orleans and to the Digital Humanities Winter Institute (DHWI) at the University

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a cross-series cluster image using ncd

I have more to say about this later, but I find this image pretty interesting. When doing a box-by-box comparison of 12 different series finding guides from the Archivo Nacional del Ecuador, you get an image like this: (Click to

Posted in Digital History, Latin American History, programming, Research and Writing

blogging, it’s academic

I’m on my way this morning to the AHA, where I’ll first up be participating in THATCamp AHA. Happily, the presence of Dan Cohen on the AHA program committee, combined with the interest and commitment of outgoing President Anthony Grafton

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a static-site dh research archive

Breaking some rule or another Design for this dummy Interactivity? What’s the point? Breaking some rule or another I’ve been on a static website kick lately. Last spring I got hacked on my old wordpress multisite install through a well-known

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Posted in Digital History, programming

using bitbucket for a research repository

Why Version Control Choosing a VCS for research materials Setting Up A Bitbucket Repo Installing Mercurial Setting Up a BitBucket Repo You Need A Local Copy The Workflow Mercurial Resources Other version-control-like options Why Version Control In the long, long

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Chad Black

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