April 25, 2020

Reflection & Defense

John Forest
ADH2020

Over the last several months, I have had the privilege of working on the James Farmer project.  Our project started out without much direction, which our group took advantage of immediately.  We wanted to showcase Dr. James Farmer’s educational legacy at Mary Washington.  Although this semester has certainly had its […]

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April 15, 2020

Group Update: April 14

John Forest
ADH2020

Our Project is coming closer and closer to its conclusion, and it’s finishing up nicely. There are a couple more things that need to happen this week and next to finish up our project. First, every member of our group is inputting metadata for some of the newspapers on our […]

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April 10, 2020

Group Update: April 10

John Forest
ADH2020

This week the farmer group meet for only a short while, but it showed that we are on track. We have many aspects of our project finished, or on the way to being finished, we just need to finalize some things. Currently, we are undertaking the task of inputing meta […]

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April 6, 2020

Digital Portfolio

John Forest
ADH2020

You can find my digital portfolio on my website under the HIST 428 tab, or by clicking this link. I wanted to make it as simple as possible, while still presenting enough information to keep any readers interest. I changed my resume to match the color scheme of the web […]

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April 2, 2020

Group Update: April 2.

John Forest
ADH2020

The James Farmer project is making good progress. We’ve been continuing to meet so we can ensure that we stay on track with our goals. What I’ve been working on is transcription and captioning one of our oral history videos. The process is taking longer than I had expected, as […]

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March 31, 2020

Lessons on Digital Identity

John Forest
ADH2020

How do you present yourself: The internet is an online repository that will survive long after you do. Making sure that you make yourself look good on the internet is important. It can effect things like job prospects and potential relationships. Keep up with your presentation: Keeping your profile up […]

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March 27, 2020

Update: Project Progress

John Forest
ADH2020

My part of the project is coming along nicely. I have started to compile a bunch of additional websites, and begun captioning one of the oral history interviews. Starting next week, we are going to come up with a controlled vocabulary for metadata and tags, which will really help the […]

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March 25, 2020

Changes in Digital History

John Forest
ADH2020

One big change that I find in digital history field is the creation of a dialogue within the practice. The field has expanded so rapidly along with the rise of the internet and globalization. These changes are hard to see because some of them are still being figured out by […]

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March 18, 2020

Online Week 1

John Forest
ADH2020

The problems that come with the transition to moving online are to be expected. I think the Farmer group has taken this in stride, even though we had to rethink a large portion of our project. One problem I think we are going to have to continue to work through […]

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