Links for the AHA Teaching and Learning Project

Please Note: These pages were prepared in 2004. The links may have changed or broken over time. We regret any inconvenience.

A relatively recent book which discusses some of the issues that are--or could be--at the core of the work of the cluster projects is James J. O'Donnell, Avatars of the Word From Papyrus to Cyberspace (Harvard U Press, 1998). Instead of running out to buy the book, you can visit the book's website and see the table of contents and some supplemental material. He has connections to further information about some of the issues/ideas presented in the book. The author is a professor of classics and U Penn's Vice Provost for Information Systems and Computing. The URL is:

American Crossroads Project Links to material about "teaching with technology" which has some essays of value to us.

Center for History and New Media
which connects to the American Social History Project but also to essays and syllabi which may reflect approaches some folks are considering.

Computer-mediated Communication
This site is offered by someone who would like to do a lot of consulting but does connect to a lot of useful material. Pointed out to me by someone who teaches communication.

Copyright--How to find out whether a copyright was renewed
John Mark Ockerbloom has provided an excellent explanation {much better than the LOC's] of how to use the online register, along with the necessary caveats.

Documents in the Digital Culture: Shaping the Future
A Report On A Workshop Held At: The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences January 1995

Dynamic Syllabi from Georgetown U.
Samples of how electronic media are incorporated into courses.

Hotlist for Sven Birkerts
Sometimes criticised as a luddite on some computer issues (He wrote the Gutenberg Elegies), this is a list of hypertexts with a literature focus.

A moderated internet discussion forum of, by, and for undergraduate history majors.

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
From the leading weekly newspaper of its time, HarpWeek presents exclusive online access to Harper's Weekly coverage of the historic 1868 Johnson Impeachment with over 200 excerpts from 1865-1869 selected specifically for this site.

Internet History Sourcebooks Paul Halsall/Fordham Univ. are collections of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

Journal of the Association of History and Computing.
This connects with an online journal that published its first edition in June. Also connects to the home page of the organization.

Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies
Another source for theoretical insights and examples of practice.

Voice of the Shuttle Cyberculture Page
We may have listed the general address for the Voice of the Shuttle (a terrific set of resources) in the materials for the cluster leaders in July. This addresses some of the theoretical and legal issues of our effort.