Blog Post #6: Reflecting on Emerging Scholarship: Cecilia Marquez

Cecilia Marquez came to our class on Wednesday May 13th and gave a very interesting presentation about the digital humanities. Cecilia is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Virginia. She spoke about DH in the study of history, particularly in an area known as DHPoco, that is, Postcolonial Digital Humanities. Cecilia asked that the
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Cecilia Marquez, a doctoral candidate in history at UVA, spoke in our class on Wednesday about a topic we hadn’t really discussed before. One theme of the talk was to think about who has access to digital humanities and what voices are being heard in a digital setting. In her talk she pointed out that
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Blog post #6

Cecilia discussed with us the different aspects of various digital humanities projects, and their strengths and weaknesses. We also discussed gender roles in the digital humanities field, and talked about how many people exhibit different behavior online than they would in a face-to-face conversation. I thought that going through the three different digital humanities projects
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Digital Humanities was necessary for the Kindred Britain project to be created. Without the blog entry, “The Events at Henley,” posted on the Internet, this story never would have been pieced together and the network of people involved never would have been connected. The author posted this blog about the murders in his family background,
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I thought the part about how the scholars decided to keep the design for “Kindred Britain” very simple is both interesting and relevant to our project. I am generally very interested in graphic design and spatial layout, so I like to see the thought behind the aesthetic design of things. I thought their reasoning was
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Jim Ambuske came to our class on Thursday and gave a very interesting presentation about the digital humanities and its relation to history scholarship. Jim started off by asking three big questiontions: (1) what is history, (2) what is/are (the) digital humanities, and (3) what is digital history. Though, prior to jumping into this discussion
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James Ambuske gave a very helpful presentation in class today. He first went through what “digital history” is and how digital humanities projects can present historical events. He then tied that into a presentation on the creation of mapping projects, starting by showing us completed digital humanities projects that used maps in their arguments. The
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Jim discussed the role of digital resources and the DH community in his field of study, which is history. He also posed questions regarding the boundaries between traditional research projects, and digital humanities research projects. He made it clear that the digital humanities community itself has not yet defined where exactly the boundary lies, and
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