If someone told me when I came to Messiah that my history degree would center around technology and graphic design, I would have told them they were crazy. Looking back on my four years at Messiah University and my tenure with Digital Harrisburg, I have been exposed to so many technological innovations that helped create … Continue reading Looking Forward to Look Back: The Value of Digital Technology in Historical Study
As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 15th amendment and the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, the Center for Public Humanities has partnered with the Student Government Association as well as the MU Democrats and MU Conservatives for a voting drive across campus
My Contribution: As a man of words, I used my printing press and voice to elevate the status and quality of life for African Americans. I jointly published a newspaper, organized Black voters, and served on the borough council of Steelton. I pushed for more home and business ownership by African Americans, and I organized … Continue reading Peter S. Blackwell
The Monument on the day it was dedicated August 26, 2020 marked a historic day in Harrisburg history. Titled “A Gathering at The Crossroads: For Such a Time as This,” a new monument was erected in the Pennsylvania State Capital Complex to honor a forgotten piece of Harrisburg’s history: The Old Eighth Ward. The Eighth Ward was a complex … Continue reading Commonwealth Monument Dedication
For Immediate Release A New Book Celebrates Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s Historic African American Community and the Old Eighth Ward!!! The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota is proud to announce the release of One Hundred Voices: Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community, 1850-1920 edited by Calobe Jackson, Jr., Katie Wingert McArdle, David Pettegrew, and with … Continue reading NEW: A Book about Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community and the Old Eighth Ward
As the school year comes to a close, we are happy to announce that a resource we've been working on for a very long time, is finally live.
The year has finally come to a close, and I have learned a tremendous amount. When I first began this year, I was but a lowly English major searching for something to diversify my degree a little bit. I stumbled upon Digital Humanities and this led me to several new experiences involving the use of … Continue reading Closing Out an Eventful Year
The same image from my original post back in March. New technology is incorporated into an old system, represented by Clio, the muse of history. From https://earlyamericanists.com/2017/01/26/reflecting-on-digital-history/ It has been a very interesting semester. Now that it is coming to an end, as all things do, we will pause to look back on how far … Continue reading Digital History: A Reflection on the Past Few Months
Map of Harrisburg boundaries in the early 1900s showing the State Capitol grounds (green) and the Capitol Park Extension that replaced the Old Eighth Ward (dark orange) When I started taking digital history at the beginning of this semester, none of us could have predicted just how much digital learning would impact our semesters. When … Continue reading My Digital Semester
As we finish our work in Digital History, I struggle to realize the end of my college experience. I took five years to complete my degree due to working full-time during my time at community college and a change in major two years ago. As a History major with a concentration on public history, I … Continue reading What’s Next?