Whether you are working from home, a windowless office, a local café, or the confines of a library carrel, uncluttering your workspace can help you create order out of the chaos of the end of the semester.
The free meeting app for the American Historical Association’s 128th Annual Meeting is now available.
Earlier this summer, we profiled a few recipients of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants (http://j.mp/1574SEb) to see what kinds of projects were emerging from the world of DH with particular applications for historians.
After a long hiatus, our series “History— There’s an App for That” is back, just in time to showcase a broad range of new, useful apps for tech-hungry historians. While some of the apps relate to the study of history in general, most picks are intended to help the history professional in a wide variety of environments—in the classroom, in the archive, and out on the town.
How are historians adapting to the latest research tools and the expanding role of digital archives? In the current issue of Perspectives, Robert Townsend reports on an Ithaka S+R study that seems to suggest, according to Townsend, “that historians are deeply individualistic, and poorly trained in one of the most fundamental areas of their work.” Many have embraced the digital camera to capture documents in the archives, but this has resulted in less time on site consulting with archivists. Many research projects start with Google and follow a digital trail, but many historians are still wedded to paper for note-taking.