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Second Annual Telling Untold Histories Unconference

From battles over children’s books to debates over the Confederate flag, the public is questioning what counts as part of our national historical narrative. Registration is now open for the second annual Telling Untold Histories, New Jersey’s unconference on public history, museums, cultural heritage and education to be held at Rutgers University-Newark on May 13, 2016. Untold Histories reflects the belief that every place, every person, and every object has a history, albeit a hidden one.

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Pope Francis’ American Excursion: Will He Be Met with Protests in the City of Brotherly Love?

Selfie stations inside the Convention Center for the World Meeting of Families Conference.

Once Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, there is a slight chance for religious protests.

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If Ben Franklin Were a Digital Humanist–He Would Love Metadata

Word Cloud of abstracts. The digital version can be found here.

There may be no figure digital humanists like to use in examples more than the venerable Philadelphian Ben Franklin.

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Students as Authors of the Past

Earlier this month, I had one of those moments. A noted scholar asked for a copy of my undergraduate honors thesis to use in fleshing out a book chapter. While I’ve received a few similar requests over the years, and was

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Goin’ North

In addition to the commemorations of the Centennial of the Great War that have been occurring throughout the city this past year, another related anniversary is almost upon Philadelphia. In 1916, in large part because of the war-related defense boom

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If You Care About Women, You Should Edit Wikipedia Differently

Although controversies over gender and Wikipedia have been in the news recently, a current study, It’s a Man’s Wikipedia? Assessing Gender Inequality in an Online Encyclopedia, using computational linguistics takes on gender bias in the encyclopedia as a whole. A team of

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Telling Untold Histories: An Unconference for Public Historians

Much of the history I write involves absences, erasures, and silences in the historical record and I am a huge proponent of unconferences, so I was doubly excited to learn about an upcoming event that combines both! Telling Untold Histories:

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