Re-Presenting the Enslaved Community sold by the Maryland Province Jesuits in 1838

[This is an adaptation of the talk I gave for the 2016 Eleanor H. Boheim Lecture at Marquette University, sponsored by the Association of Marquette University Women on September 21, 2016.] In August 2015, Georgetown University President John DeGioia sent an email to the university community announcing the rededication of Mulledy Hall. In that email …

Returning Women to the History of Digital History

Note: I’ve posted an updated version of this essay. You can still read the original, published March 7, 2016, here. –Sharon May 30, 2017 Complicating “Great Man” Narrative of Digital History Edward Ayers. Stephen Brier. Joshua Brown. Daniel Cohen. Roy Rosenzweig. William Thomas. These are the names that spring to mind when many people think …

Guidelines for Digital Dissertations in History

On September 25, 2015, the History and Art History Department at George Mason University voted unanimously to endorse a set of guidelines for our graduate students that set out baseline expectations for digital dissertation projects. This endorsement marked the culmination of a year of drafting and consultation between the Graduate Studies Committee, the faculty in …