Author Archives: HistoryGrrlNJ

Roosevelt and Race: A Digital Exploration of FDR’s Influence on Civil Rights

[This is a FICTIONAL grant application created for educational purposes only. The contents are in no way representative of the named institution.] Nature of the request The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum requests an NEH Digital Projects for … Continue reading

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Mixed Signals and Narrative Hijacking

On January 21, 2017, people around the world took part in the Women’s March, an international protest that has since been labeled as having been the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. The protests took place the day after the … Continue reading

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Lives Bound Together: Recovering the Stories of the Enslaved People of Mount Vernon

In Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, the stories of the enslaved people who lived and worked on George Washington’s Virginia plantation home in the 18th century are explored alongside Washington’s “evolving” views on slavery. There is … Continue reading

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“Shadows” in the archive

This week’s readings, particularly “The Image of Absence,” “Can Info Be Unfettered?” and “Seeing Yourself in History” made me think a lot about what kind of work I hope to be able to do as a graduate student and historian … Continue reading

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Algorithms and the Responsibility of Online Curation

Although all the readings we’ve done so far in this class have been enlightening and informative, I found that Algorithms of Oppression put the importance and relevance of Black Digital Humanities into perspective for me in a very meaningful way. … Continue reading

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Covert Racialization and the Impossible Ideal

In this week’s readings, the themes of “covert racialization” and the “ideal” body/consumer reared their heads repeatedly, particularly in the two that I will focus on, “Visualizing the Misfit,” by Min-Ha T. Phan, and “This Ain’t No Sideshow,” by George … Continue reading

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Engagement and Perspective (Dani Massaro)

Although I have a background in History and consider myself relatively technologically-savvy, digital history has always been somewhat of a nebulous concept for me. The readings this week, particularly Interchange: The Promise of Digital History, and Defining the Values of … Continue reading

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