Archive for October, 2011

An article about Digital Harlem, “Putting Harlem on the Map,” is part of Writing History in the Digital Age, a collection of articles being developed through open peer review.  The editors solicited contributions addressing these questions: Has the digital revolution transformed how we write about the past — or not? Have new technologies changed our essential work-craft as scholars, and the ways in which we think, teach, author, and publish? Does the digital age have broader implications for individual writing processes, or for the historical profession at large?

“Putting Harlem on the Map” discusses how Digital Harlem changed how I thought about and understood the neighborhood in the 1920s.  You can post feedback on the article until November 14 by following this link


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On October 17, 2011, I will be talking about Digital Harlem at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue.  The paper, “Digital Harlem: Race and Place in the 1920s,” will be presented in the Skylight Room (9th floor), at 7.pm.

Thanks to Joshua Freeman for organizing this event, and to the Ph.D. Program in History, Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Certificate Program, American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, Gotham Center, and Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean for sponsoring it.

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On October 12, 2011, at 12 noon, I will be talking about Playing the Numbers at the Lehman Center for American History at Columbia University.

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