Copyrights, Then and Now.
Questions that motivate my academic research -- questions of the political and economic stakes of information access, questions of how we communicate and commodify ideas across local, national, and global lines, questions of how the principles and the practices of artistic and scientific innovation feature in multiple forms of mapping -- directly intersect with my work in the present day landscape of digital and new media, and in public history.
My role as the social media editor for the Journal of the Early Republic and its online platform, The Panorama is a bridge between the academic study of Early American history and how its disseminated in twenty-first century communication.
I'm similarly involved with multiple digital humanities and public history efforts, particularly those that involve pedagogy. I contribute to the websites, The Junto and Teaching United States History, and serve as a chapter editor for the online, open access textbook, The American Yawp. I've been an on-camera subject expert for the BBC Two television series, Great American Railways as well as other video documentaries and podcasts, and for an online course run by the Gilder Lehman Institute.
Inspired by the collaborative opportunities that DH supports, I am working with my colleagues and friends, Dr. John Blanton and Micki Kaufman, on an exploration of William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England. We've presented this ongoing project at several institutions, and have also led a workshop on digital history to masters students. I am thrilled to be co-editing a volume for Cornell University Press with my colleagues and friends, Dr. Mark Boonshoft of Norwich University and Dr. Ben Wright of UT Dallas, called The Age of Revolutions in the Digital Age. I am also co-organizing a special issue of the journal, New York History, with editors Devin Lander, New York State Historian, Dr. Jennifer Lemak, Chief Curator of History, New York State Museum, and my colleague at Iona, Dr. Michael Crowder, ITPS Public Historian.
There are many new digital, archival, and public history projects underway and soon to come at ITPS. For some highlights of our progress, check out the gallery below!