Hello and welcome to my digital history portfolio! This page will be the online home of my course assignments for History 697: History and New Media during the Spring 2014 semester at George Mason University.
While my final project is still percolating, it will be a website that explores the social history of American libraries from 1850 — 1950. The preliminary projects will tie into this topic and can be accessed by visiting the menu above.
UPDATE: My final project will now be an online presentation of a collection of diaries written by a farmer/student/school teacher from the 1860s & 1870s.
The type project will illustrate how CSS can affect the look and feel of text in order to present informative and aesthetically pleasing type. I'd like to use the library catatog card as the theme of this project. The image project will showcase the use of editing tools to alter the color and composition of photographs to reflect their historical nature. Finally, the design project will be an example of how to present history on the web. I'd like to incorporate the architecture of public libraries in the U.S. during the late 19th century and early 20th century, the time period in which Andrew Carnegie paid for the construction of over 1,500 libraries.
Stay tuned for further updates as the semester progresses!