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October 18, 2016

#ColorOurCollections: Promoting Digital Archives

Libraries and digital archival repositories are getting in on a popular new trend. Since 2015, the adult coloring book market has exploded. Featuring everything from cats to science fiction TV shows and more, these exquisitely detailed coloring books aren’t just fun—they can also be an accessible way to raise interest in a variety of topics. Archivists and librarians, for example, are using them to transform their digitized archival materials into free, downloadable coloring pages and books that promote their unique collections. Read the full post! »

September 19, 2016

#teachDH: Distant Reading in the Undergraduate Classroom

Close reading of primary sources is one of the most valuable skills historians can cultivate with their students. But as teachers, researchers, and students face unprecedented access to historical material in our “culture of abundance,” computer-assisted analysis of text is an increasingly viable and attractive skill. An insightful close reading of a single text, combined with a “distant reading” of a body of texts too large to comprehend on one’s own, can together offer students and researchers powerful new ways to understand historical documents. Read the full post! »

August 25, 2016

Presentando al nuevo equipo de editores de contenidos en español de The Programming Historian

¡The Programming Historian tiene el placer de presentar su nuevo equipo de editores de contenidos en español! Read the full post! »

August 22, 2016

Announcing The Programming Historian’s New Team of Spanish Language Editors

The Programming Historian is proud to announce its new team of Spanish language editors! Read the full post! »

July 20, 2016

Getting Started in the Digital Humanities with Digital Storytelling and the Immigrant Stories Project

So you’re interested in the digital humanities. You’re considering a new skill or tool, maybe through a lesson here at the Programming Historian. But your research involves working with individuals and the stories they tell, rather than abstract data. Is there a place for you in the digital humanities?  Read the full post! »

July 5, 2016

Seeking Spanish Language Editor

Building on our commitment to diversity and access, The Programming Historian is seeking a new team member to help us bring the project to 400-million Spanish speakers worldwide. We envisage this to include both cultivating of a Spanish-language community of users and contributors and facillitating the translation of existing resources. There is significant scope to make this role your own. This is a voluntary academic service position. Read the full post! »

June 10, 2016

Add The Programming Historian to Your Library's Catalogue

One of the suggested ways to help The Progamming Historian (PH) out in Adam Crymble’s recent post, The Progamming Historian’s Commitment to Diversity”, was adding PH to your library’s catalogue. Doing so not only helps legitimize the efforts of PH’s authors as the scholarship it is, it also increases public access to a strong, free resource for exploring the digital humanities (DH). By listing PH in library catalogues, we can help anyone using library search engines to seek DH knowledge find PH and have know it’s been vetted by librarians as a trustworthy resource. Read the full post! »

May 10, 2016

The Programming Historian's Commitment to Diversity

If you spend too much time inside a project, you soon become unable to see its faults. At The Programming Historian, I suspect we fell victim to that problem. Read the full post! »

March 28, 2016

Welcome to the Programming Historian Blog!

The editorial board of The Programming Historian is thrilled to welcome you to our blog—or perhaps more accurately, to welcome you back to our blog. The PH blog has previously been used to provide readers with the occasional update or to promote PH related events. In the coming months, you can expect regular posts in this space with material that complements and expands upon the growing body of lessons that form the heart of The Programming Historian. Read the full post! »

June 2, 2015

Programming Historian Live, British Library

19 October 2015, the British Library, London. Read the full post! »

May 17, 2015

Python Workshop in Edinburgh

Programming Historian editor, Adam Crymble, will be leading a free ‘Python for Humanities Research’ workshop at the University of Edinburgh on 26 May 2015 as part of the ‘Digital Day of Ideas’. Read the full post! »

November 5, 2014

How We Moved the Programming Historian to GitHub Pages

Earlier this year, the editors of The Programming Historian decided to move the site from a Wordpress installation to a static website hosted on GitHub Pages. This post is a brief overview of how we made the switch, using some of the same tools and computational methods featured in our lessons. Read the full post! »

August 24, 2013

New navigation — and some hiccups

As you may have noticed, we’ve changed the way we’ve structured lessons on the Programming Historian. We’ve been working to include lessons about a wider range of topics than our initial all-Python, all-the-time version, and so we’re experimenting with ways to organize them. Read the full post! »

June 27, 2012

Welcome to PH2!

We’re so excited to launch the Programming Historian 2! This newest version is updated and fine-tuned, but it also reflects a different, more distributed and inclusive way of thinking about teaching code. In addition to a solid set of core Python tutorials, we’re soliciting material from our friends around the web — all of which will be peer-reviewed and credited. You’ll be able to use the tutorials sequentially, but you should also be able to “fork” the lessons, following paths that suit your interests and the needs of your project. Read the full post! »