Category Archives: Short Takes

Top Tumblrs for Historians

By The GPDH Editors | March 21, 2013

by Vanessa Varin Tumblr is a virtual goldmine of creative, niche micro-blogs. A few weeks ago, I asked our Twitter followers to recommend their favorite funny Tumblrs, and received a number of endorsements. I rounded up the top recommendations into a short list, guaranteed to distract you for a few hours. Take a look, and […]

Secret Painting in Rembrandt Masterpiece Coming into View

By The GPDH Editors | January 31, 2013

By Megan Gannon, News Editor Scientists may be one step closer to revealing a hidden portrait behind a 380-year-old Rembrandt painting. The masterpiece, “Old Man in Military Costume” by Dutch painter Rembrant Harmenszoon van Rijn, resides at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Scientists had noticed the painting bears faint traces of another […]

Persistent Paleontology: How Do Stones and Bones Relate to Digital Preservation?

By The GPDH Editors | January 22, 2013

by Bill LeFurgy Amber Case coined the term persistent paleontology in reference to electronic systems that continuously layer on new information. “The e-mail inbox is a rapidly expanding site of excavation which one must continually query,” she writes. “The newness of everything buries one’s ability to reach it without digging.” Fossil Snake CT Scanning, by Houston Museum of […]

Der veſte Buchſtab. Digitale Editionen, ihre Erstellung und Darbietung

By The GPDH Editors | December 17, 2012

mws – Stefan Müller Am 29. und 30.  November 2012 fand in der Geschäftsstelle der Max Weber Stiftung das Arbeitstreffen „digital humanities. Wissenschaftliche Datenbanken und Editionsprojekte“ statt. Zwar gibt es noch keinen Königsweg, der in diesem weiten Bereich zu allen Zielen führt. Umso wichtiger sind Übergangsmöglichkeiten von einem Weg zum anderen. Die Überlieferung von Worten ist das […]

Launch of New Digital Humanities Resource for Australian Nation

By The GPDH Editors | December 17, 2012

by Paul Arthur The online version of Volume 18 of the Australian Dictionary of Biography, which tells the life stories of hundreds of significant and celebrated Australians, will be launched tonight at The Australian National University. Featuring articles on 670 individuals with surnames from L to Z who died between 1981 and 1990, the Australian […]

Digital History. Ready made.

By The GPDH Editors | October 7, 2012

[Editor’s note: This review is by a book by one of the three co-editors of this journal. It was selected for re-publication by the American editors.] By Guido Koller Review: Peter Haber, Digital Past, Geschichtswissenschaft im Digitalen Zeitalter, München 2011 “What happens to the science of history in the digital age”, Peter Haber, University of Basel, […]

Europeana’s Huge Dataset Opens for Re-use

By The GPDH Editors | September 18, 2012

By Gabriel Bodard According to this press-release from Europeana Professional, the massive European Union-funded project has released 20 million records on cultural heritage items under a Creative Commons Zero (Public Domain) license. “The massive dataset is the descriptive information about Europe’s digitised treasures. For the first time, the metadata is released under the Creative Commons CC0 […]

Zum Medienbegriff der Geschichtsdidaktik

By The GPDH Editors | September 18, 2012

By Daniel Bernsen Der Ausgangspunkt war der Versuch eine Arbeitsdefinition von “digitaler Geschichtsdidaktik” zu wagen. Herausgekommen ist allerdings mehr: Im Lauf der Arbeit haben wir uns intensiv und auch grundlegend mit dem Medienbegriff der Geschichtsdidaktik auseinandergesetzt. In der gemeinsamen Arbeit mit Alexander König und Thomas Spahn ist dabei ein Beitrag entstanden, der nun endlich auch online zugänglich ist. Zentraler Punkt des […]

Incorporating Digital Literacy into History Methods Courses

By The GPDH Editors | September 9, 2012

By Jeffrey McClurken at techist In the History and American Studies 2009 Departmental Strategic Plan my department said that, in addition to other skills and literacies, we wanted all majors to develop the following abilities: Digital Literacy The ability to find reliable, scholarly, information on topics: Within gated, subscription databases and in the larger, disorganized […]

Revue de presse : FAQs for a Skeptic on Technology | Larry Cuban

By The GPDH Editors | August 17, 2012

By Lyonel Kaufmann: Dans son dernier billet, Larry Cuban répond aux principales questions qu’on lui pose sur ses raisons d’être un sceptique relativement à l’emploi des technologies dans l’enseignement. Cet article est aussi un bon moyen pour prendre connaissance de ses principaux travaux en la matière depuis les années 1980. D’autant que l’article est très synthétique […]