March 2019

03/09/2019: Current Research in Digital History 2019 @ RRCHNM

RRCHNM is hosting the 2019 Current Research in Digital History conference on March 9, 2019, at the Arlington campus of George Mason University. The conference program features short presentations that offer historical arguments and interpretations rather than showcase digital projects. This year’s conference features two panels sponsored by the African American Intellectual History Society and the Colored Conventions Project. Presentations are peer-reviewed and published in an online publication that accommodates dynamic visualizations and narrative.


February 2019

January 2019

01/03/2019: RRCHNM @ the American Historical Association Annual Meeting

There are four sessions involving RRCHNM on the program at the 133rd Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in Chicago:


December 2018

November 2018

11/07/2018 Jens Pohlmann (Gerda Henkel Postdoc) @ RRCHNM

On Wednesday November 7, 2018 at 12 noon in the RRCHNM lounge Jens Pohlmann, the 2018-19 Gerda Henkel Fellow in Digital History at RRCHNM, will present on his project “Mapping the German Tech Blog Sphere and its Influence on Digital Policy.”

The goal of this project is to build a corpus consisting of German tech blogs that will allow researchers to identify important actors and their networks in the tech blog sphere and to trace whether their arguments have an impact on public discourse in the mainstream media and eventually on the development of digital policy. In our first study of this tech blog corpus, we will focus on the public discussion of the German Network Enforcement Act or “NetzDG,” also called the “Facebook Law”. This controversial law with its implications for basic rights such as freedom of expression, for the democratic decision-making process in elections, as well as for global internet governance represents a very rich and extremely relevant use case for the analysis of the ways in which the political and societal implications of technology are discussed and negotiated in different fields of the public sphere.


October 2018