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Reading Between the Lines When Archiving History: A Necessary Practice or Just Creating Fan Fiction?

In the article The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings Lauren Klein uses the Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition pay archive service as an example of how archives can tell us stories that aren’t explicitly … Continue reading

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Missing Histories in the Digital Age

Earhart’s point in “Can Information Be Unfettered?: Race and the Digital Humanities Canon” that great loss has already been sustained in the digitization of projects is valid and noticeable especially during this time of digital reliance. Unfortunately, the reality is … Continue reading

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Dorothy Porter’s Confidence and Self Assurance

Dorothy Porter obliged herself to search and recover as many possible texts written about Slavery and African-American History as possible. Her goal was for students, and other members of the Howard University community to be able to access information that … Continue reading

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OWN YOUR PARADIGM: Epistemological Mindfields

In “The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings,” Lauren F. Klein discusses a) the types and impact of archival silence, b) the importance of moving beyond traditional methods of analysis and critique to rectify these silences … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean to Revolt? (Helton)

“On Decimals, Catalogs, and Racial Imaginary of Reading” by Laura E. Helton is a history of the archival process of black history. To intervene with an awesome concept in “The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Hemings” … Continue reading

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Does auto save mean forever?

There was a lot to unpack in Earhart’s “Can Information be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon”.  As I try to navigate distance learning/online learning for high school United States and World History students, I have noticed more … Continue reading

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Unfettered but No Longevity

Earhart brings up a valid point in “Can Information be Unfettered? Race and the New Digital Humanities Canon” about longevity of a digital project on the Internet – that ultimately they too are not forever. There is a lot of … Continue reading

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