History 390: The Digital Past, George Mason University

The Digital Past is an undergraduate history class at George Mason University which fulfills the University’s IT Requirement. In this class students explore technologies such as maps, data sets, and visualizations within the context of an upper division history class. Students learn how to find and use digital information for research as well as how question, analyze, summarize, and interpret it. The class is centered around using digital tools to ask and answer historical questions but is also grounded in traditional historical pedagogy including rigorous reading and writing.

History 121: U.S. History to 1865, North Virginia Community College

Digital Humanities Workshops

In addition to teaching traditional history courses at the university level, I also often teach workshops on digital tools and methodologies. In the past I’ve led workshops on text analysis and computational thinking as well as on tools such as Omeka, Zotero, and PressForward.

  • Building a Community Edited Publication: User Management and PressForward, invited talk, Social Science Research Council, April 2018.
  • Text Analysis with Voyant Tools, Collections As Data: Hack-to-Learn, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., May 2017.
  • Text Analysis for Digital Humanists, invited workshop and talk, University of California, Riverside, California, November 2016.
  • Graffiti Houses: The Civil War from the Perspective of Individual Soldiers; An NEH Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop for Teachers, Graduate Research Assistant, George Mason University, June and July 2016.
  • DC History Grad Zotero Workshop, with Jannelle Legg, George Mason University, October 2015.
  • Introduction to PressForward, PressForward Institute, George Mason University, August 2015.
  • Using the PressForward Plugin to Create Publications and Build Research Communities, with Amanda Morton, Advancing Research Communities and Scholarship Conference, Philadelphia, April 2015.
  • DH Bridge: Encouraging Computational Thinking and Digital Skills in the Humanities, Coach, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, October 2014.
Last modified: January 25, 2019