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Gettysburg at 150

I attended The Future of Civil War History conference recently at Gettysburg. One outstanding element of the conference involved a series of field experiences, two-hour plus morning tours with various experts covering topics like battlefield rehabilitation or the fighting in

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Dan Cohen Named Founding Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America

From the Digital Public Library of America: March 5, 2013 Cambridge, MA, The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) announced today the appointment of Dan Cohen as the DPLAs founding Executive Director.  Cohen, currently a tenured professor in the Department

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Free Workshop Series: Using Primary Sources to Teach the Hudson Valley

From Teaching the Hudson Valley: Teaching the Hudson Valley, in conjunction with the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council (SENYLRC) is offering a five-part workshop series on using primary resources.  The series is free to K-12 teachers, librarians and educators

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Fordham University’s Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans

From The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Fordham University has announced plans to establish the Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans. The project aims to create a national database for burial grounds and cemeteries of enslaved African Americans

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Conference: Women’s History in the Digital World

From The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education: The first conference held by The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education will be held on March 22-23, 2013 on Bryn Mawr

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Call for Papers: Women’s History in the Digital World at Bryn Mawr College

From The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education: The first conference held by The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women’s Education will be held on Bryn Mawr College campus and will

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NEH Digital Humanities Implementation Grants

From the National Endowment for the Humanities: This program is designed to fund the implementation of innovative digital-humanities projects that have successfully completed a start-up phase and demonstrated their value to the field. Such projects might enhance our understanding of

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Considering Copyright

Copyright and fair use are important topics for those of us working in the digital realm. Certainly, old photographs, letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, and other original works can provide essential historical detail for online exhibits, institutional websites, and educational resources.

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How to Manage the Process

Digital or not, all projects can benefit from good, solid project management. In a previous career, I spent close to a decade honing my project management skills creating print publications for a large network of nonprofit organizations. My colleagues and

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Curbing the High Costs of Digitization

Working at a special collections library, I am only too aware of the high costs of providing digital access to historical materials. Sure, it’s wonderful to be able to view historical photographs or manuscript collections or even published volumes online.

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all-day CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
CFP: The World’s Fair since ’64 @ Deadline
Apr 21 all-day
From H-Urban: Call for Papers: The World’s Fair Since ‘64 October 24-25, 2014 Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation of the Smithsonian [...]
Apr
24
Thu
9:00 am Conference: Oral History in the Mid-Atlantic Region @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Conference: Oral History in the … @ Chemical Heritage Foundation
Apr 24 @ 9:00 am – Apr 25 @ 4:00 pm
OHMAR announces a conference, “How do we choose? The stories we collect, the ones we don’t,” to be held on April 24 and 25, 2014, at the [...]
11:45 am Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Winterthur Ceramics Conference @ Winterthur Museum
Apr 24 @ 11:45 am – Apr 25 @ 12:45 pm
From H-Pennsylvania: This year’s conference considers how past owners interacted with their ceramics, whether they were acquiring fashionable new dinnerware or figures during the 1700s [...]
Apr
25
Fri
all-day New Jersey Association of Museums Annual Meeting @ New Jersey State Museum
New Jersey Association of Museum… @ New Jersey State Museum
Apr 25 all-day
The 40th Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Association of Museums will be held April 25, at the New Jersey State Museum in Trenton, New [...]
11:30 am A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century @ German Historical Institute
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Y… @ German Historical Institute
Apr 25 @ 11:30 am – Apr 26 @ 12:30 pm
A Hands-on Approach. The Do-It-Yourself Culture and Economy in the 20th Century Workshop at the German Historical Institute, Washington DC April 25-26, 2014 Convener: Reinhild Kreis [...]

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