Category: ADH18

Week 14- Reflection

This semester, my group was responsible for creating a digitized map and register for the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. I have never done a group project of this scale before, so it was definitely an interesting experience that taught me many skills I can carry into the future. I learned a lot about different digital tools Read More

Digital Portfolio

My digital resume can be found under the “resume” menu item on this site ( It is still a work in progress in terms of appearance because the text format got a little sloppy when I was putting it on the page. However, it is completely updated, and I paid specific attention to making sure Read More

Digital Identity

Looking at the different articles and websites about Digital Identity reinforced some things I learned in DGST101 and brought up some new points One interesting thing I learned was in “Creating Your Web Presence: A Primer for Academics” about how to create a clean-cut and professional web appearance. I didn’t know about Google Profile, which Read More

Week 6 Update

This week, our group made a lot of progress rethinking our contract. We were able to nail down our naming convention and a more concise timeline, giving us more time to work on the website and specifically adding metadata to Omeka. Myself and Maryanne also met to discuss creating the website. We started to familiarize Read More

Week 6- Wikipedia

For this assignment, I started by looking at a broad, well-known historical topic on Wikipedia- The French Revolution. Most of the changes that have been made include spelling errors and adding citations/ deleting questionable statements without citations. This is definitely important because with such a large topic, amateur historians or people interested in this subject Read More

ADH: TimelineJS, StorymapJS, and a short video

   I have used both TimelineJS and StorymapJS before, and each time I use them I become more comfortable with them. This time, since the instructions were pretty open, I was able to be more creative and learned how to incorporate photos that I have taken myself, which opened my eyes to the different Read More

ADH #2: Sample Websites/Projects

From the websites I looked at, one thing that stood out to me was the visual aspects. The Histories of the National Mall site is very visually engaging and easy to read and understand. It clearly shows where to click for certain content, and has a great combination of visual and textual elements. The Black Perspectives site Read More

Why I chose Adventures in Digital History

One reason I chose to take this course is to fulfill one of the 400-level requirements for the history major. I specifically decided to take this seminar because I am also a Digital Studies minor, and I thought it would be a great way to combine my two fields of study. I also hope to Read More