April 2017

04/17/2017: Ed Summers (MITH) @ RRCHNM

On Monday, April 17, at 12 noon, Ed Summers (Lead Developer at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities) will give a talk entitled “Under Surveillance: Power and Empowerment in the Social Media Archive.”

Ed Summers is the technical lead of Documenting the Now. This project, undertaken in collaboration with Washington University in St. Louis and the University of California, Riverside, “will result in  an open-source application for collecting tweets, their associated Web content (text, images, video and audio) and metadata, as well as creating data views and export mechanisms both for use with data visualization platforms and for preservation. It will utilize Ferguson-related tweets and Web content as the subject of application development, delivering a Ferguson social media data set for research and preservation, and build a community of users and advocates around the DocNow application.”

This Brown Bag is being organized by the Rosenzweig Center’s 2016-17 Digital History Fellows: Laura Crossley, Jessica Dauterive, and Andrea Odiorne.

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04/05/2017: Project Workshop @ RRCHNM

We are working with the Library of Congress to develop Eagle Eye Citizen, a mobile-friendly interactive that lets students and teachers solve and create civics and history challenges using primary sources. The site uses a game-based design to promote close reading, sourcing, contextualization, and critical thinking for a middle and high school audience. The challenges in Eagle Eye Citizen integrate content on Congress and American history and explore the legislative branch, civil rights, elections, the Constitution, and citizenship.

During the workshop, we will be solving and creating Time After Time challenges, which encourage sequencing and periodization.  We would appreciate any feedback on design, functionality, and content. Your participation is greatly appreciated!

12.00-1.00pm

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March 2017

03/31/2017: RRCHNM @ National Council for History Education Conference

RRCHNM Graduate Research Assistant, Sara Collini, and Harper Park Middle School Civics teacher (and RRCHNM alum!), Jessica Kilday, will be at the National Council for History Education annual conference in Atlanta from March 30 to April 1 to promote Eagle Eye Citizen, an interactive website that helps students learn about Congress and civic participation through explorations of Library of Congress primary sources.
Stop by booth #25 or plan to attend their conference presentation on Friday, March 31 at 2pm.
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03/30/2017: RRCHNM @ University of Louisville

Sharon Leon will be presenting a talk entitled “Open, Engaged, and Humane: The Past and Present of Digital Public History,” on March 30and leading a hackathon on March 31, during Digital Humanities week at the University of Louisville.

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February 2017