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

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 

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

Closing Out an Eventful Year

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

Digital History: A Reflection on the Past Few Months

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

My Digital Semester

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

My Final Digital History Post

As I have been working through this semester, a good portion of my focus has been on the veterans of the Spanish American War. Back in early April, I posted about my idea for a final project where I track some of the veterans who served in the Spanish American War. Bridging to that idea, … Continue reading My Final Digital History Post