Copyrights, Then and Now.
The same 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.
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, 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 especially excited to be a part of a series of new digital, archival, and public history projects launching in the next few years at ITPS. For some highlights of our progress, check out the gallery below!