Primary Sources: Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 1

Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 1 is made up of plantation journals, crop books, overseers’ journals, account books, personal diaries, and business and personal correspondence drawn from major repositories in the south. A more detailed description of the collection can be found in the promotional flier.

This module is part of a resource called History Vault. It is possible to search and browse the entire module and to browse individual collections within the module. Searching the module is fairly straightforward, but a quick start guide is available to assist you.

Digital Humanities: How did they make that?

This is a very informative post by Miriam Posner, the coordinator of the Digital Humanities program at UCLA.

“Many students tell me that in order to get started with digital humanities, they’d like to have some idea of what they might do and what technical skills they might need in order to do it. Here’s a set of digital humanities projects that might help you to get a handle on the kinds of tools and technologies available for you to use.”


Digital Humanities: Bomb Sight Project

The Bomb Sight project is mapping the London WW2 bomb census between 7/10/1940 and 06/06/1941. The project has scanned original 1940s bomb census maps, geo-referenced the maps and digitally captured the geographical locations of all the falling bombs recorded on the original map. 

Use the interactive web-mapping application to explore and search for different bomb locations across London. Click on individual bombs and find out information relating to the neighbouring area by reviewing contextual images and memories from the Blitz. (from the project description page)

World Art

The journal World Art is now available online and accessible via OskiCat.

World Art encourages critical reflection at the intersections of theory, method and practice. It provides a forum for redefining the concept of art for scholars, students and practitioners, for rethinking artistic and interpretive categories and for addressing cultural translation of art practices, canons and discourses. It promotes innovative and comparative approaches for studying human creativity, past and present.