Digital Harlem v2 is live at last

I'm pleased to announce the launch of Digital Harlem v2. Over the last several years Ian Johnson has been migrating our research database to the the Heurist knowledge management system (HeuristNetwork.org), which he developed with Artem Osmakov (University of Sydney Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences). This migration brings several changes to the Digital Harlem interface: Search is… Continue reading Digital Harlem v2 is live at last

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Digital Harlem has moved

The server at the University of Sydney that has been home to Digital Harlem has been shut down, and the site has been migrated to a new server. The site's new address is: http://digitalharlem.orgThe move has been a complex one, and unfortunately the map overlay does not currently work, so you can only see either the historical… Continue reading Digital Harlem has moved

“Disorderly Houses” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality

Our article, “Disorderly Houses: Residences, Privacy, and the Surveillance of Sexuality in 1920s Harlem,” has now appeared in the Journal of the History of Sexuality 21, 3 (September 2012): 443-466. There are several maps already posted on this blog that are related to the article’s arguments.  The police focus on street prostitution rather than what… Continue reading “Disorderly Houses” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality

Digital Harlem and Wikipedia

One of the purposes of this blog is to raise awareness of Digital Harlem and draw visitors to the site. When we created the site and the blog, I unreflectively adopted the adage 'if you build it, they will come,' expecting that simply being online would draw an audience.  Perhaps that was once the case,… Continue reading Digital Harlem and Wikipedia

Digital Harlem in “Writing History in the Digital Age”

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… Continue reading Digital Harlem in “Writing History in the Digital Age”

A Prize for “Playing the Numbers”

Our book, Playing the Numbers: Gambling in Harlem Between the Wars, won the General History Prize at the 2011 NSW Premier’s History Awards. The prize citation read: Telling the story of New York’s gaming underworld in the first half of the last century, this is a brilliant work of recuperative cultural history. It has taken… Continue reading A Prize for “Playing the Numbers”

ABC-CLIO Online History Award

I’m pleased to announce that Digital Harlem has been awarded the 2010 ABC-CLIO Online History Award, an award given by the Reference and User Services Association, a division of the American Library Association. “The committee was taken with the novel and sophisticated approach to the presentation of primary-source ephemera on this site. Unlike so many… Continue reading ABC-CLIO Online History Award

“Disorderly Houses” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality

Our article "Disorderly Houses: Residences, Privacy and the Surveillance of Sexuality in 1920s Harlem" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the History of Sexuality. It will appear in 2012/2013. The article argues that despite overcrowding, Harlem's residences  provided privacy, due to the regular, extended absence of residents at work, the willingness of… Continue reading “Disorderly Houses” in the Journal of the History of Sexuality