Digital History Notebook

And just like that, January is over…only three and a half more months of winter to look forward to up here in central Maine!  I would prefer some snow to the frigid cold of last week and unseasonable warmth of this week.

I declared January Digital History month here at Stillwater Historians in part because I am in the early stages of designing and planning an undergraduate and graduate course which will incorporate digital history and digital tools (more about those later in the semester).  To wrap up what turned out to be a fabulous month of thought and planning I wanted to provide a set of links that will prove useful as you think about your relationship to and place within the digital humanities.

Add Some #digitalhistory to your class

Aha! Moments at AHA #THATCamp

Now Trending in Scholarly History Journals: #eternalreview, #cycletosubjugation

5 Ways Blackboard can Help You (and Your Students) Stay Organized and Engaged

Am I a Digital Historian?

History Carnival 111: Environmental History Edition

Digital History Hoarder

Digital Ecology: Landscapes of Learning

Microblogs and Metahistory

QR Codes

Digital Humanities Related Texts/Articles I read this Month (and may incorporate into future classes):

Franco Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees Verso, 2007 (ISBN: 978-1844671854)

Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig Digital History: A Guide to Gathering, Preserving, and Presenting the Past on the Web University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005 (ISBN: 0812219236)

Kirschenbaum, Matthew G. “What is Digital Humanities and What is it doing in English Departments?” ADE Bulletin 150 (2010)

Michel, Jean-Baptiste, et al. “Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books.” Science 14 (January 2011): 176-182.

Sample, Mark. “The Digital Humanities is Not About Building, It’s About Sharing”, May 25, 2011


Thoughts on Public & Digital History: Measuring the Diversity of Immigration using the Old Bailey Online 1674-1834

Debates In the Digital Humanities

DH Grad Course Reflections

Online Teaching: For Naught or Skill to be Sought?

Digital Humanities, Academic Camps and Boundary Commissions

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About Katherine O'Flaherty

I received my PhD in History from the University of Maine in 2010 and received a C.A.S. in Education Leadership: Student Development in Higher Education in 2012. My major field of study is modern US history. I focus on Immigration and Refugee History, Environmental History and Modern Irish History. I am currently working on two projects. The first is a book length piece about extradition, deportation and political prisoners in the late 1980s tentatively titled "The Longest-held Prisoner at the Manhattan Correctional Center: Joe Doherty, Extradition and Deportation in the post-Cold War Era." The second is an article about the short lived Maine sugar beet industry and the politics of Maine agriculture in the 1960s. In 2013 I became a Faculty Fellow at the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. Prior to relocating to ASU I served as an instructor at the University of Maine in Orono teaching US History surveys, Immigration History and a few interdisciplinary courses about the state of Maine in addition to teaching in the Honors College. Additionally, I taught Intro to Sociology at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor, Maine. When I am not teaching and researching I do some consulting and educational assessment. I work hard, watch a lot of TV, spend tons of time on Netflix instant view, read many blogs and listen to hours of NPR. I check my email 110 times a day, teach many of my classes online and obsessively check Facebook and Twitter. I like books, dogs, trivia and snow. Contact me at: or follow me on Twitter: @katherineofl
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2 Responses to Digital History Notebook

  1. Pingback: Digital History Notebook | Digital Humanities Tool Box |

  2. Mark says:

    Thanks for posting this – useful for us all. Will be interesting to see your digital handbook things.

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