Sep. 26, 2012 – Historiography and Omeka.net

Into week two of my blog, I am progressing along two fronts, as I expect I will throughout this coming year. With regard to my essay, I have become a bit clearer on what sort of work it will be. Professor Miller has suggested I write a historiographical essay showing how existing academic research has changed on the subject of Black history in Canada over time. He also suggests that I consider how academic analysis compares to that of the non-academic world. I will focus on the major works in the academic arena and then do a representative analysis of non-academic work. My hope is that this research will yield interesting items to post on my online exhibition, which brings me to the second front for this project. Professor Graham has suggested that I use the software platform Omeka for my online exhibition. This week we clarified that I will begin by using Omeka.net. It has a smaller selection of functionality than Omeka.org but it will probably be sufficient to get started. At a later date I may find I need to migrate my initial content to the latter platform. In the meantime, I have begun work on a Project Proposal which is due in mid-October.

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  1. Hi!
    Came across this detailed discussion of Omeka.net which might be useful: http://teachinghistory.org/digital-classroom/tech-for-teachers/25115 ; also, a good forum to poke into every one in a while is Digital Humanities Questions and Answers http://digitalhumanities.org/answers/ ; sometimes folks talk about exhibitions, omeka, problems/potentials etc there.

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