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 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

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

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

Looking Forward to Look Back: The Value of Digital Technology in Historical Study

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

NEW: A Book about Harrisburg’s Historic African American Community and the Old Eighth Ward

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

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