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“The Distinctive Lineage of Digital History”

DigitalHistoryLineageTom Scheinfeldt, nationally known for his leadership role at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason University, now serves as an Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design and Director of Digital Humanities at the University of Connecticut.

Dr. Scheinfeldt has been behind such pathbreaking initiatives as the September 11 Digital Archive, Omeka, and THATCamp. He is co-editor (with Dan Cohen) of Hacking the Academy: New Approaches to Scholarship and Teaching from Digital Humanities (University of Michigan Press, 2013) and a contributor to Debates in the Digital Humanities (University of Minnesota Press, 2012). He blogs at Found History and co-hosts the Digital Campus podcast.

This program is organized by Professor Roger Panetta (History) and hosted by the History Department with support from the Dean of Fordham College-Rose Hill through the Innovative Pedagogy Initiative.

Join us at McMahon Hall 109, Lincoln Center Campus, on Friday, April 4th at 4:30pm.

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What is Digital Literacy and Why Does it Matter to History?

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 9.43.36 AMThis session will introduce faculty and graduate students to key concepts of digital literacy in the humanities.  Johnathan Pettinato will discuss digital literacy and its relation to a range of literacies, as well as to new information and communication technologies. Alisa Beer will present on the state of digital literacy in library instruction for the humanities. Both presenters will discuss the ways in which developments in the field of digital literacy can be adapted to fit the needs of the History classroom, and participants are strongly encouraged to share their ideas and concerns in this interactive session.

Light refreshments will be provided, and attendees are welcome to bring food of their own.

Thursday February 27, 1:00pm, Dealy 102.

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Third Annual History Day = Thursday!

History Day Blog PosterEver wondered what historians do?  Why it might be useful, even valuable, to study history?

Join us this Thursday, the 20th of February, in the Campbell Multipurpose Room!

Events begin at  will explore how historians think about issues of contemporary importance.  We will get a taste of what members of the Fordham community are studying.  We will learn how history can get you a JOB.  (We are not kidding about that!)

And there will be free food!  All day. You can find the full annotated schedule below… Continue reading

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