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I teach introductory no-prerequisite classes in #DH to undergrad and grad students. We focus on building sustainable, well-documented digital projects #dayofdh2020 @nelcuw @ds_uw @UW_iSchool #MLIS @SimpsonCenter
We use a variety of tools in class to explore humanities datasets and build exhibits including @omeka, @OpenRefine, @VoyantTools, #GaleDigitalScholarLab, @knightlab #StoryMapJS @neatline amongst others.
A few class highlights: Summer 2019’s online survey course through @UW_iSchool introducing students to concepts/methodologies of working with, and analyzing primary source texts using digital
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Last week, I read this article about conducting research during quarantine. With it still on my mind, I want to share some digitized sources that have been especially useful to me and might be to others in #VastEarlyAmerica. h/t @MrSidetable…
First, @internetarchive. You probably already use Google Books, and this is like that but, IMO, vastly superior. Research libraries and archives have uploaded a bunch of stuff here, mostly rare books but in some cases manuscripts, too.
Second, @USNatArchives. I haven't found a great way of figuring out what NARA has digitized, except poking around in the catalog. (If someone has advice on that, let me know.) But, there's a lot there.
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As a PhD candidate in my final(ish) year (I hope to submit by the end of summer, but COVID-induced library closures is making this difficult), it has occurred to me that I am extraordinarily bad at networking. 1/14 #AcademicChatter #twitterstorians #academictwitter #phdchatter
I only really began presenting at conferences last year; and though I'd been accepted to three for this year, all of them have been cancelled due to the global pandemic. 2/14 #AcademicChatter #twitterstorians #academictwitter #phdchatter
On top of this, I am quite a shy person who struggles frequently with impostor syndrome, which makes it difficult for me to "sell" myself when I do try to network. 3/14 #AcademicChatter #twitterstorians #academictwitter #phdchatter
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Hi! I’m the Professor of Digital Cultural Heritage at @edinburghuni, & today I’ll be talking about the digitisation of Gallery, Library, Archive & Museum (GLAM) material in the context of #Covid19, & how that intersects with #digitalhumanities research interests #DHgoesVIRAL 1/20
First, I want to acknowledge how stressful a time this is for all of us. Also the work that went into the sudden shut down of our memory institutions. More than ever, we are all dependent on digital, & the digitisation of all of society #DHgoesVIRAL 2/20
We’re dependent on cultural content for our wellbeing, as well as our work. It has been wonderful to see the GLAM sector rise to the challenge of content creation, & dissemination, communicating with a vastly increased digital audience #DHgoesVIRAL 3/20
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In light of the news coming out of North Carolina, if anyone has questions about the history of #SilentSam let me know. I literally wrote the book on that monument. 1/…
To briefly summarize. The UDC offered to cover around a third of the cost of the monument but failed to meet their planned amount. They refused to sign any contract that would make them fiscally responsible for #SilentSam. Instead they let @UNC's President take responsibility 2/
Then, the UDC left him holding the bag and he had to pay the last $500 out of pocket that they didn't raise (but the school's BOT later paid him back). The University raised the money for over 2/3 of the monument. UNC's president signed the contract for #SilentSam. 3/
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[Thread] I've been inspired by a couple things this week to share a piece of my current book project on the Janowska concentration camp outside of Lviv, Ukraine.

In particular, it deals with these two photos (but I will come back to them.)
First was the piece by @SarahEBond and @TheTattooedProf on the value of public outreach. Building off that, not enough of us share the results of our research at stages prior to publication...even though it can still be fascinating.…
Second, I was also inspired by the overwhelming response to @McKayMSmith's thread on the Höcker album which seems to show that many people are interested in the complex lives of #Holocaust perpetrators.…
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[#Thread] To all those interested in [Arabic] Twitter, I have done an analysis of verified Twitter accounts in the Middle East (however broadly we interpret that term). I was mostly interested in majority Arabic speaking countries. #digitalhumanities
2/ Firstly special thanks to my RA @imaaaan_1 who collated the data. Methodologically, I was inspired by @luca who did a great post on verified users here >… My aim was to focus in on specific Arabic-speaking countries, not all users :)
@imaaaan_1 @luca 3/ A note: I think verified users are important. Verification is increasingly used as a sign of credibility and legitimacy. Many people even pay for verified accounts. Whether we like it or not, Twitter as a social media company now has the ability to bestow upon users social
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Mexico City activity 1 (Tuesday)
Mexico City activity 2 (Thursday) (#ParadorAnálogo20)
Mexico City activity 3 (Friday) #graphicmedicine #medicinagráfica
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The medieval Excel spreadsheet. Quipu made by the Inca could contain complex numerical information and even serve as a form of a relational database. The form, order, and relationship of the knots encodes the information. #GlobalMiddleAges

Museo Precolombino Santiago de Chile
The beauty of data in those knot and string structures is simply stunning. It is still debated if they contain (or could contain) non-numerical information. Those ones could date to the 15th C. and show how advanced the data structuring abilities were in the region.
I wonder how many tech gurus think about the fact, that data driven thinking is actually a premodern phenomenon? Quipu, tally sticks, rolls. Looking at the roots of relational data systems is a must for digital practitioners today.
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July 16, 2019 marks a milestone in the history for scholarly practice and publishing for #museums because of @GettyMuseum @gettypubs . #digitalarthistory #digpublishing #thread
@GettyMuseum @GettyPubs The Corpus of Ancient Vases (CVA) is significant especially as it among the first by an internationally leading art museum to utilize the #CreativeCommons 4.0 International Attribution License for a publication…. #openglam Screenshot of CC-BY License at Getty CVA Publication
The contents of this digital publication, subject to the license and terms of conditions, may be used with attribution to @GettyMuseum, including for commercial purposes. This extends to third-party applications like @internetarchive @Wikimedia @creativecommons. #openglam
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Good morning from the archive. How about some 1997 "gamer first aid"?
How many magazine ads from the 1990s does it take to actually crush my spirit? I think I am approaching saturation. But what about the content, you say? It doesn't help.
... someone was like, "you know what this ad needs? A family of iguanas. Put tits on the mom iguana."
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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Just published @DSHjournal: "‘The Michael Jordan of greatness’—Extracting #VossianAntonomasia from two decades of The New York Times, 1987–2007" – DOI:… – Preprint: – with Robert Jäschke @IBI_HU. #DigitalHumanities @nytimes
Blogpost with some background: "#VossianAntonomasia in 'The New York Times'"…

We also just published a website with some more data to explore: @nytimes
For example, here's a complete list of all 2,646 extracted #VossianAntonomasia expressions from 20 years of @nytimes (1987–2007), ranging from "the Madonna of college football" to "the Marco Polo of baseball":…
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Thinking about how to explain #publichistory and #digitalhistory scholarship to colleagues on academic #tenure and promotion committees, especially those who are used to sole-authored books as the gold standard #dh #digitalhumanities 1/15
The core of the work is familiar: conceptualization, research, and writing (even if the ultimate presentation is not in the form of prose). The work is original and interpretive, just like traditional monographic scholarship. 2/15
But #publichistory’s attention to #sharedauthority means that the work is developed in cooperation with the public, a process that sometimes provokes conflict and controversy that the scholar has to manage. Sometimes great potential projects can’t come to fruition. 3/15
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