Final Post

sunchild | Uncategorized | 04 22nd, 2010  |  Comments Off on Final Post

I decided to take Digital History for a few reasons. It satisfies a few class requirements and I knew that if I went to grad school I would have to take a similar class and I wanted to see what it would be like. I have to honestly say that I really enjoyed this class. […]

Down In The Treme: A Guide To The New HBO Series

sunchild | Uncategorized | 04 20th, 2010  |  Comments Off on Down In The Treme: A Guide To The New HBO Series

HBO just aired the second episode of Treme, the mini-series set in New Orleans three months after Katrina. I moved just before the storm to Houston but I came back to visit at the same time this is supposed to take place. From what I can tell and from talking to my friends who lived […]

Linking and Tweeting

sunchild | Uncategorized | 04 14th, 2010  |  Comments Off on Linking and Tweeting

So I’m in my Museum Lab class right now, looking up information about James Monroe’s time on the FredVegas city council and what did I find but a link to the James Monroe Paper group (located in the links section of the James Monroe Law Offices Museum website). First on the list-what what!! Good job […]

Lets take a break:

sunchild | Uncategorized | 04 13th, 2010  |  Comments Off on Lets take a break:

And oogle at this lovely picture of Paul Newman from his days in the Navy! This counts as digital history b/c it is from the National Archives website which The Smoking Gun’s Celebrity Service posted and Jezebel (where I saw it) linked to it. Life is good:

Teaching with digital history

sunchild | Uncategorized | 04 6th, 2010  |  Comments Off on Teaching with digital history

I thought Dr McClurken brought up some good points in his Archives 2.0 article. I wish my Archives and Society class could read this since I feel like the class is only focusing on keeping archives not what to do with them after you’ve sorted them out. I think archives (or at least their finding […]

The Perils of Googling

sunchild | Uncategorized | 03 29th, 2010  |  5 Comments »

People know to never google certain things: snakes, vaguely sexual sounding terms your co-workers tell you to look up (its always porn, guys, always), the weird pain in your side (I’m sure I didn’t sleep on it wrong! Aaaahh cancer!!). Another thing to never google is “Civil War Surgery” unless you are prepared for boxes […]

This means war!!

sunchild | Uncategorized | 03 16th, 2010  |  Comments Off on This means war!!

So I just tried to post one of our Doctor profiles onto Omeka and guess what!? The formatting sucks! (Secretly I wish sometimes that we had used the umwblogs) I tried the template where it has a big picture to the left and a few small picture next to it with text below the smaller […]

Hospital Sections

sunchild | Uncategorized | 03 10th, 2010  |  Comments Off on Hospital Sections

So I found a pretty cool doctor to highlight: William T. G. Morton. He was one of the discoverers of ether as anasthetic and worked as a dentist and was always fighting with various mentors or old colleagues over credit for the discovery. I found this pretty useful website and I think it would be […]

Map Meeting, etc.

sunchild | Uncategorized | 03 10th, 2010  |  5 Comments »

So the map meeting went pretty well on Monday. I got lost in Melchers looking for 310 before one of the art professors told me there wasn’t a class room 310. And then I realized it must be in Mercer. Yeah- I’m always late for stuff, typical. But other than that: I got the geography […]

Spring Break

sunchild | Uncategorized | 03 7th, 2010  |  1 Comment »

Spring break: We got our omeka basic outline site up before break so ahead of schedule on that one. There are some bugs to work out but basically we are happy with it. Some of it is aesthetically confusing but I’m sure we can work that out. I’m excited to start taking pictures as the […]