Tag Archives: digital history

Situations and Relations

Back in February, I gave a talk to the UCLA Digital Labor Working Group about my network analysis with the Labor Who’s Who data. You can see my slides here: I opened with the idea that “the labor movement” is … Continue reading

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Networked Labor Movement: I reach an impasse, and go around

This is the fourth a series of posts I am writing to help me think through the use of network analysis and visualization. About seven months ago, I was merrily chugging along on this series using the index of the … Continue reading

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The Networked Labor Movement

This is the first in a series of posts I expect to write to help me think through the use of network analysis and visualization. When I started converting the printed American Labor Who’s Who to an electronic database, I … Continue reading

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Five Ideas for Digital Labor History

This article originally appeared on January 9, 2014 in LaborOnline. Over the last two decades, digital technologies have transformed practically every aspect of historians’ professional lives. When I entered graduate school in the 1990s, there were still professors who wrote … Continue reading

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Old Book, New Data

Over the past year or so I’ve been working on digital history project that aims to convert a 1925 American Labor Who’s Who into a research and teaching database and wiki. It continues to be “a learning experience,” as my … Continue reading

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Spring Comes to L.A.

The winter quarter is winding down at UCLA, the libraries are full, and the professors scrambling to get ready for spring.  Yes, including me.  I’ll be teaching a digital history class titled “History, Now! Digital Media, Social Crisis, Historical Perspectives.”  … Continue reading

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Sex, Captions, and Digital History

Exhibit-making does not rate as highly as article- and book-writing in orthodox academic history.  That’s an unfortunate fact of life.  But as I wrapped up a long overdue online exhibit project this past summer, I was reminded of the things … Continue reading

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Zotero over Delicious? Web 2.0 Fatigue.

I’ve been using the social bookmarking platform Delicious.com (formerly del.icio.us) for about 4 years.  I remember being very jazzed about it when I started, and enjoying the prospect of collective efforts to catalog the web (see the “Tagging the Labor … Continue reading

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