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The Digitally Disoriented Meets Digital History

By Rachel Dougherty Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Digital technology has never exactly been my forte. I think I am supposed to be "good" at it though. Or at least that's what people say; I was born a "digital native" after all. But I can vividly remember back in grade school, sitting in computer class … Continue reading The Digitally Disoriented Meets Digital History

Encountering History in the Digital Age

By Derek M. Murphy Greetings! Photo by author Prior to the Digital History course with Dr. David Pettegrew, I had little knowledge of the digital humanities, especially pertaining to history. My main exposure to digital history was through another course at Messiah University, Public History. In this class we discussed some of the ways history, … Continue reading Encountering History in the Digital Age

Encountering Digital History

By Keli Ganey Stepping into the Digital Age is no easy task even for those of us born into it like myself. Prior to this course, I liked to think I had a good idea of what all encompassed the world of doing digital history, but after the first few weeks my mind has exploded … Continue reading Encountering Digital History

More than Just a Website: Stumbling Upon Digital History

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com by Alex Shehigian I never considered myself to be technologically inclined growing up. In fact, there was a running joke in high school that I was anti-tech because I never had my school-issued Chromebook on my person and was one of the few students to still take handwritten notes. I … Continue reading More than Just a Website: Stumbling Upon Digital History

Encountering History in the Digital Age 

 by Sam Erikson I have always had an interest in history and for as long as I can remember, I planned to major in History at college to someday become the person working at the museum rather than the curious visitor. Following my first year at Messiah University, I encountered frustration with the course work … Continue reading Encountering History in the Digital Age 

Into the Digital World: A Future Historian’s Step by Step Journey

By Kelan Amme My name is Kelan Amme and I am a junior at Messiah University. I am a History major, with a concentration in Public History, and a minor in Digital Public Humanities. I have always been interested in history ever since I was young as my family and I would take camping trips … Continue reading Into the Digital World: A Future Historian’s Step by Step Journey

Entering the Realm of Digital History

by Rachel Petroziello One of the assignments for my Intro to History class during my very first college semester was to download an application called Zotero onto our laptops. We weren't given very much instruction, only the information that it was bibliographical tool that would record and organize any sources that we wanted to remember … Continue reading Entering the Realm of Digital History

Reenergizing the Digital Harrisburg Initiative: A 2022 Update

by David Pettegrew It was, strangely enough, March 11, 2020, the day everything changed, when I posted the last annual update about the work of the Digital Harrisburg Initiative. Little could I have imagined then how profoundly a pandemic would disrupt and change us over the next two and a half years. But here we … Continue reading Reenergizing the Digital Harrisburg Initiative: A 2022 Update

Faithfully Learning Digital History

By Faith Swarner My name is Faith Swarner and I am a senior Public History major at Messiah University. As a senior Public History major I enjoy historical work that creates connections to public applications. My goal for the future is to go into museum work and make history accessible to all and then nurture … Continue reading Faithfully Learning Digital History

Christian Perspectives on Community Engagement and the Public Humanities

Image Source: Pexels What is the primary goal of community outreach programs at universities and colleges? This question is being asked by the coordinators of such programs across disciplines but is especially relevant to humanities scholars navigating the rise of the public humanities. As a humanities student at a Christian university, the author looks to … Continue reading Christian Perspectives on Community Engagement and the Public Humanities