Category Archives: Editors’ Choice

BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review: Vol 128, No 4 (2013), Digital History

By Gretchen | December 20, 2013

Now available: Special Issue of BMGM – Low Countries Historical Review on Digital History BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review was founded in 1877 and is the leading academic journal for the history of the Netherlands, Belgium and their global presence. It publishes research and review articles which explore broad and important issues in the […]

Google prevails over authors in book-scanning U.S. lawsuit

By Gretchen | November 15, 2013

(Reuters) – Google Inc on Thursday won dismissal of a lawsuit by authors who accused the Web search and media group of digitally copying millions of books for an online library without permission. U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin in Manhattan accepted Google’s argument that its scanning of more than 20 million books, and making “snippets” of text […]

Les réseaux sociaux pour chercheurs: une illusion?

By Gretchen | November 8, 2013

Un récent débat autour du libre accès aux données et publications scientifiques et d’un réseau social pour chercheurs [1] m’a poussé à me poser une question que j’ai déjà effleurée ici ou là. Des réseaux sociaux spécifiques aux chercheurs ont-ils une quelconque utilité pour les chercheurs? Qu’apportent-ils de plus que les outils sociaux génériques comme twitter, facebook ou des logiciels […]

Is Creative Commons Flexible Enough for Historians?

By Gretchen | November 1, 2013

Creative Commons licenses are incredibly useful. They’re easy to use. More and more people understand them. It’s even possible to do web searches of Creative Commons content making it easy to find content you can use with confidence. The Open Access movement, particularly in the UK, seems to be promoting Creative Commons licensing as the best way […]

Pot of Gold Part 1

By Gretchen | October 24, 2013

Part 1 | There’s a pot of gold to find! It’s been a couple of months now since Open Culture 2013. The brain – well, my brain! – has had some time to process what we heard. In the last blog, I mentioned I’d be writing about all of the doing we heard about. Let’s start with a poignant […]


By Gretchen | October 14, 2013

Networks have structured our social – and media – development long before the emergence of the “network society.” From the letter-writing networks of the proto-Italian aristocracy to the electrical networks that facilitated industrialization; from the spread of woodcuts, pamphlets, and ballads that supported the Protestant Reformation to the twentieth century emergence of broadcast radio and […]

Des fractures numériques

By Gretchen | October 14, 2013

Par « fractures numériques », je n’entends pas ici parler des différences entre les « digital natives » et les autres, ni entre les accès au numérique (contenu, matériel, etc) entre classes riches et classes pauvres, mais plutôt des fractures qu’engendre le numérique au sein des sciences humaines et sociales. Ce billet ne se veut pas exhaustif, ni parfait, […]

The archive networking: Data visualization in the humanities is a means, not an end!

By Gretchen | October 14, 2013

La visualisation de données en sciences humaines est une pratique qui divise fréquemment les audiences lors de conférences : entrespectateurs fascinés par l’aspect visuel des éléments de présentation du speaker sans regard critique et scientifiques fièrement conservateurs aux yeux desquels le moindre effort visuel est une prostitution de la science qui n’a pas besoin de médium. Cette incompréhension mutuelle doit […]

Networks in Historical Research | The Historian’s Macroscope: Big Digital History

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

Welcome to Big Digital History: Exploring Big Data through a Historian’s Macroscope, a co-written manuscript by Shawn Graham, Ian Milligan, and Scott Weingart. Over the next few months, and into April 2014, we’re going to be writing this book in public. The book will be published by Imperial College Press, a forward-thinking publisher of scientific texts and monographs, which has […]

Polymath: An Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Journal-Vol 3, No 3 (2013)

By Gretchen | September 26, 2013

SPECIAL ISSUE: INFORMATICS SCHOLARSHIP TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Special Editors’ Introduction: Informatics Scholarship Jessica DeSpain, Kristine A. Hildebrandt PDF ARTICLES Play, Collaborate, Break, Build, Share: “Screwing Around” in Digital Pedagogy Katherine D. Harris ABSTRACT PDF Personal Interface and Feminist Pedagogy at The Wide, Wide World Digital Edition Jessica DeSpain ABSTRACT PDF Wikipedia and American Women Writers: Closing […]