Class Resources from March 7

Citation guides:

Library of Congress quick guide

COPLAC Digital’s Guide to Citations, which covers most of the types of sources you’re all working with

Themes and Visual Effects

Janice’s theme is Parabola, in case anyone else likes it and is curious about it.

For a theme similar to Ben and Kayla’s site that will put the menu below the image, check out Twenty Seven (if your current theme, Landscape, doesn’t allow you to move the menu to below the header image).

Kendall and Lillian used Canva to create their site’s logo.

COPLAC Digital/Mellon Grant Language

Because a grant from the Mellon Foundation supported this whole digital humanities endeavor, we want to make sure we acknowledge that in our sites. Here’s a few examples of how other students have approached it; any variation on this type of acknowledgement will work.

This course is part of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and was made possible by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to create a digital classroom with students and professors from around the country with a variety of majors from biology to history.

Erin + Tyler, The Keene Pumpkin Festival Conflict

This website is for Conflict in America, a course designed for COPLAC Digital sponsored by a Mellon Foundation Grant. The course website can be found at: [insert URL]

Kaylee + Alyssa, “If God Is For Us, Who Can Be Against Us”

This website was created as part of Conflict in America, a course designed for COPLAC Digital sponsored by a Mellon Foundation Grant.

Abriana, Railroaded

Resources from class, February 7

Here are the links to the resources Leah put in the group chat during our class today.

Oral History Consent Form

Digital Image Publication Permission Form

If you plan on interviewing people or gaining permission to use their photos or video, you want to make sure they fill out these forms and that you send a copy to Leah so they can be stored at the COPLAC office. I’ve put these links on the section of our website dealing with oral interviews, as well.

And here’s the COPLAC Digital student project Leah mentioned that used ArcGIS to create a visually stunning page: Landscape–Craggy Gardens.

Example Timelines and Maps

For Timeline, follow the instructions on the webpage and the Google Sheets template you download. It works its coding magic and turns your data from this:

Screenshot of my American Revolution Timeline, by Dr. Jessica Wallace

to this:

For Story Map, again, follow the directions on the website. It functions very similarly to the Timeline program, and likewise results in an eye-catching way to tell a story:

For Google My Maps, use your knowledge of Google Maps to find and place data points for places of interest to your project. This is especially good for very local projects, as you can mark streets, neighborhoods, businesses, etc. This map is an example I made of places important to my case study of conflict resolution, which I’ll tell you about in a few weeks.

Leah also gave us links to some much more developed final timelines and Google My Maps that other COPLAC Digital projects have used. Use these as your inspiration, but remember that for this weekend, we’re asking you to get your feet wet and learn the basics.

Class Resources, January 17

Here are links to the sites we’ll be looking at in class today, so you have them for future reference!

Projects Referenced in “What Is Digital History?”

Past “Conflict in America” Student Projects

(you can access all 5 student team projects here)

Your blogs!

You should each have received an email from Leah earlier in the week with the information on how to access your blog for the course. Each of them has a similar URL structure: http://conflict/[your last name here]. This will get you to your site. To log in, you can add “/wp-admin” to the end of the URL, or you can scroll until you see the “log in” option, usually near the bottom of the page. Type in your username and password, and you’re ready to start creating your first blog post!

Helpful Getting Started Resources