Tag Archives: online tool

History, There’s an Android App for That

Our last “History, There’s an App for That” post exclusively featured iPhone apps, to the chagrin of Android phone users. Since that post the Android Market has gone live online, making it much easier to search for Android apps. We’ve scoured this new resource and collected a number of apps historians may be interested in. While it does appear that iPhone still has a wider and better selection of history apps, Android history apps are at least now more available. What have we left out? Do you use Android or iPhone apps as a historian or in the classroom? Let us know in the comments what you like and use. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

What We’re Reading: December 9, 2010 Edition

In recent news, President Obama nominates Albert Beveridge for the National Council of the Humanities, the National  Archives holds a Twitter contest, the National Library of Medicine presents a new oral history search, technology makes an eighth-century manuscript more accessible, and the Library of Congress posts a new set of Civil War photos.  Then, we link to a few annual meeting related posts: Nicholas Evan Sarantakes talks about the “Careers in History” session, John Fea gives job seekers advice, and the New Yorker pokes a little fun. Finally, remember Pearl Harbor, check out new web site designs from EDSITEment and the National Archives, compare dissertation topics, and more. Article By: David Darlington, Elisabeth Grant, and Robert B. Townsend
December 9, 2010

What We’re Reading: December 2, 2010 Edition

In the news this week, the National Archives National Declassification Center has announced a Prioritization Plan for releasing documents, Georgia shifts its look at the Civil War, the National Library of Medicine  adds to its Frankenstein exhibit, and two sites offer ways to search wikileaks.org. Then, check out an art history online textbook, 50 useful apps, and Charles Babbage’s “difference engine.” Finally, remember JFK through pictures and read a little girl’s letter to Abraham Lincoln encouraging him to grow a beard.
December 2, 2010

History, There’s an App for That

You've heard the commercials: from finding the nearest coffee shop, to tracking a flight, to monitoring your spending, there's an iPhone or app for that. So it should come as no surprise that there are apps for history as well. Whether you need to reference an article of the Constitution, find out what happened today 100 years ago, or learn the history of the London street you're on, we've found some apps that have got you covered. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Get the DiRT on Research

DiRT stands for Digital (that's the D and the i) Research Tools, and the term encompasses software scholars need when researching, writing, and creating scholarship. Where do you get the DiRT? At the Digital Research Tools Wiki. While some of DiRT's pages have not been recently updated, the site still offers a wealth of information we found worthy of being highlighted. Article By: Elisabeth Grant

Frontier to Heartland: Four Centuries in Central North America

The Newberry Library in Chicago’s Frontier to Heartland site is an online collection of primary sources, many of which offer corresponding scholarly commentary. This collection teaches primarily through the visual element, integrating photographs and other images to show the transformation of central North American, or alternatively, “The Heartland.” Article By: Jessica Pritchard