Recreating Space

While I hope to include spatial history in my studies, I really don’t have any experience in using spatial representations in my research. This, however, I hope to change! Google’s “The Many Dimensions of a Modern Map” describes their maps as dynamic, live, interactive, and personalized and I believe that this provides an excellent baseContinue reading “Recreating Space”

Mapping the Past

This week, we were asked to comment on online map archives and they methods and tools they have used to digitize their collections. As I’m becoming more and more interested in using mapping software, I thought I would briefly examine some of these archives and the resources they offer to those studying history. From aContinue reading “Mapping the Past”

Starting With a Photograph…

As some of you know, I collect almost anything related to PoWs in Canada and among the most numerous objects in my collection are PoW postcards and pictures. For most of the war, PoWs were authorized to write up to four postcards and two letters a month and were allowed to receive unlimited quantities ofContinue reading “Starting With a Photograph…”

A Note on Sources

This week in our Digital History class, we were asked to comment on how historians can use new technologies to disseminate our sources. In order to do so, we were also asked to talk about our sources and incorporating them into a new, digital history. So what are my sources and what do they haveContinue reading “A Note on Sources”

My Take on Digital Humanities

While the concept is still fairly new to me, I think that one of the most important aspects of the Digital Humanities is using technology to better understand the past. Whether it be 3D modelling, digitizing records, or mapping, digital humanities offers historians the opportunity to turn seemingly irrelevant data into something more meaningful andContinue reading “My Take on Digital Humanities”