Here is the information from my introductory level workshops at this year’s Getting Started in Digital History workshop at the AHA Annual Meeting. Since WordPress and PowerPoint don’t play well together, I have distilled the pretty slides with the ink blots into an annotated list of resources.
An Important Book
Kelly considers how digital tools can helps us teach students how to think historically and takes the reader through progressively more sophisticated questions from website analysis through “Making Sense of a Million Sources” to presenting and making.
And Catherine Denial at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, has a great handout on website analysis.
Presenting and Making: Is There a Difference?
Lying about the Past, T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Hannah Atlas: Becoming African and American, Julian Chambliss, Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
Critical Making or Open Design
Matt Ratto, University of Toronto
Tools and How Some People Have Used Them
Michelle Moravec, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania
Jeffrey W. McClurken, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia
W. Caleb McDaniel, Rice University, Houston, Texas
Jack Dougherty, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
An Omeka Plugin from Scholars Lab at the University of Virginia
Kathryn Tomasek, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts
Andrew J. Torget, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Digital Scholarship Lab, University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
Pick Your Poison
Questions, Partners, Explorations
Collaborate with Librarians
Contingent Faculty Members, Host a Domain or Use Omeka.net/WordPress.com
Use this Process Checklist that Rebecca Frost Davis and I put together in 2011.