Launching: Weaving Heritage

I am thrilled to launch my CHI project: Weaving Heritage! I hope you’ll take the time to look through the site and check out the models that are available. Visitors can examine and compare the design difference between Yvonne and Arnolds’ work as well as learn a bit...

CHIMIRA Launch Post

            CHIMIRA is a metadata schema created for the management and description of cultural heritage assets within an archaeological purview. This metadata schema was incorporated into a digital repository for MSU collections. While the digital repository has been...

Introducing Africa’s Imperial Commodities

I’m launching Africa’s Imperial Commodities, a digital history project that explores export data from Africa to Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The website includes essays that contextualize the available data and data visualizations that...

Data Fears

The metadata scheme for my digital repository is finished and entered into KORA. There is now officially a place to enter data from the MSU archaeological collections online, and I am ecstatic. There is, however, still the fear that what I built may have hidden...

The Simpler, The Better: Photo Carousels

I’ve often complained about introductory-level tutorials that operate under the assumption that you know something about programming. While in some cases I’ve successfully worked through a particularly difficult tool or explanation, ultimately what I’ve learned is:...

Feedback at the Speed of Light

             As a historian, most of my work – reading, writing, revising – is conducted alone. Feedback especially takes long periods of time and varies between professors and colleagues. Papers often go through conferences, editing, and rejection before you can...