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Digital Harrisburg Spring 2018 Two-Month Review

Hello, Rachel from the Digital Harrisburg team here.   It has been a while since I last made a Digital Harrisburg post, about our bustling activity during the Fall semester, but there has been no lack of projects and events during the interim. First of all, Dr. Pettegrew provides a comprehensive update to start off … Continue reading Digital Harrisburg Spring 2018 Two-Month Review

Reflecting on Digital History: The Intersection of Past and Present

This past month I learned a lot about the field of digital history; that it has so much application to the field of history and how it is constantly expanding. I appreciated my small class size, and in turn the high amount of personal instruction I received from my professor. I was exposed to a … Continue reading Reflecting on Digital History: The Intersection of Past and Present

Reflecting on Digital History and Mary Sachs Research

Over these past couple of weeks, I have learned a great deal about the City Beautiful Movement as well as what it means to be a digital historian. Digital technologies have developed so quickly over the past couple of decades. In the edited collection, History in the Digital Age, many chapters underscore how technology is used … Continue reading Reflecting on Digital History and Mary Sachs Research

From Archive to Online: Digitizing The City Beautful

For those who did not read my last blog pot, I introduced myself and also explained how I was entering into the vast discipline that is digital history. I took emphasis in the "vertical integration", so to speak, of digital history; and how it is used for each aspect of digital history; from research, digitization, … Continue reading From Archive to Online: Digitizing The City Beautful

The Month in Reflection

As the culmination of the Digital Harrisburg Class, we, as students, were asked to put together a final project to demonstrate both the digital skills and the knowledge of Harrisburg we had gained through the class. In my case, I followed the early trail of the rather compelling and successful mayor and reformer Vance C. … Continue reading The Month in Reflection

Reflecting on the History of the Future

Three very informative and busy weeks later, our Digital History class is coming to a close. To wrap up the class, we put together a research project with the goal of "Rethinking City Beautiful." After spending time reading an original source, newspaper articles, and illustrated texts about the City Beautiful Movement, it was time to … Continue reading Reflecting on the History of the Future

Harrisburg University Maps out Harrisburg’s History

There's a nice little public relations piece at the website of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology about HU's role in the Digital Harrisburg Initiative. The good news is that an internal grant will continue to fund the completion of digitization of 1900 and 1929 maps. Read the piece here. Here's an excerpt from the … Continue reading Harrisburg University Maps out Harrisburg’s History

Looking Back on Digital History

So many people have asked me why in the world I chose to study history. Usually I just take it in stride, tell them that everyone is different, and move on. It wasn't until I spent a month doing intense research, getting very little sleep, trying to understand the changes that occurred in turn of … Continue reading Looking Back on Digital History