L. Dennis Shapiro and Susan R. Shapiro Digital History Seminar

The Shapiro Digital History Seminar at the MHS will introduce audiences to the inner workings of in-progress projects that depend on digital methods, such as the translation of analog primary sources to a digital format, the use of computational tools for research and analysis of historical data, and the creation of “publications” in any form of digital media to communicate with audiences. The series will emphasize engagement with archival source materials, and presentations will include works intended for academic scholarship and/or for public history. Attendees are encouraged to provide feedback, and presenters may occasionally recommend review of circulated materials before the session meeting.

 

Attendance is free and open to everyone. Subscribers who remit $25 for the year will receive early online access to any pre-circulated materials. Subscriptions also underwrite the cost of the series. Pre-circulated materials will be available to non-subscribers who have RSVP’d for a session on the day prior to the program. Subscribe to this seminar series and you will receive access to the seminar papers for SIX series: the Boston Seminar on African American History, the Pauline Maier Early American History Seminary, the Boston Seminar on Environmental History, the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, the Boston Seminar on Modern American Society and Culture, and the Boston Seminar on the History of Women, Gender, & Sexuality. We recognize that topics frequently resonate across these four fields; now, mix and match the seminars that you attend!

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December 2021
Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Seminars_2020-21/Banner.jpg Digital History Seminar Digitizing Early Massachusetts Court Records 9 December 2021.Thursday, 5:15PM - 6:30PM Hybrid Event Sally Hadden, University of Western Michigan Comments: Jessica Otis, George Mason University; Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature records represent one of the fullest collections of ...

Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature records represent one of the fullest collections of colonial court documents in North America, covering the entirety of the eighteenth century. This seminar explores the process of transcribing, annotating, and presenting this information via Mirador, the browser-based interface that gives the end user control over how much or how little information to display. The database used to capture annotations and make them searchable using complex queries will also be described. This project is underwritten by the Ames Foundation and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

The Shapiro Digital history Seminar invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paperLearn more.

Please note, this is a hybrid event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

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Digital History Seminar Digitizing Early Massachusetts Court Records 9 December 2021.Thursday, 5:15PM - 6:30PM Hybrid Event Sally Hadden, University of Western Michigan Comments: Jessica Otis, George Mason University; Susanna Blumenthal, University of Minnesota Image entitled /2012/juniper/assets/section37/Seminars_2020-21/Banner.jpg

Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature records represent one of the fullest collections of colonial court documents in North America, covering the entirety of the eighteenth century. This seminar explores the process of transcribing, annotating, and presenting this information via Mirador, the browser-based interface that gives the end user control over how much or how little information to display. The database used to capture annotations and make them searchable using complex queries will also be described. This project is underwritten by the Ames Foundation and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.

The Shapiro Digital history Seminar invites you to join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paperLearn more.

Please note, this is a hybrid event which may be attended either in person at the MHS or virtually on the video conference platform, Zoom. Registrants will receive a confirmation message with attendance information.

Register to attend in person Register to attend online

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