Publication Date

December 24, 2015

Perspectives Section

AHA Annual Meeting

Want to meet exhibitors with products, tools, and services specially crafted for digital historians?
Check out Digital Alley in the exhibit hall (Hilton, Galleria Exhibit Hall)! You can meet face-to-face with groups offering the latest in software, digital platforms, and more. The AHA is proud to bring this new space to the annual meeting to help bring historians and digital exhibitors together.

CogBooks’ adaptive courseware provides each student with real-time support by intelligently personalizing the material as they progress. Because the learning is personalized, it can provide the instructor with deep insight into each student’s activities and capabilities. When combined with real time classrooms, these tools significantly improve the connection between instructor and student.

Envisioning History
Envisioning History is a nonprofit, open collaboration of institutions and individuals developing a next-generation digital humanities platform. Their working prototype, covering 1918–50, allows advanced geospatial and relationship analysis from all document types, as well as dynamic animation of the flow of over 32,000 events. They are seeking additional partners to participate in further development.

Faculty Forward Network
Faculty Forward Network (FFN) is a nationwide organization of faculty to fight back against the corporatization of higher education. Members of FFN work to advocate for students as well as improve investment in instruction and research.

Footage Access
Footage Access is a web-based subscription database of primary source video footage made available to academic libraries. This content has previously only been available to entertainment and documentary film makers through commercial archives and is rich in historical content covering the world since film was invented. Footage Access is the first service to permit downloading of content and integration into new academic works under a noncommercial license.

Globalyceum is a digital course solution designed by professors for professors. Students subscribe to a site with scholarly texts, source books, composition manuals, and an innovative course management system all for an affordable $39.99. Adopting professors select from hundreds of scholarly texts by leading historians embedded with extensive visuals, videos, animations, audio recordings and innovative active learning problems, composition workshops, and online question banks.

Written history needs maps, and often this requires the creation of custom maps that don’t otherwise exist. Ortelius is a unique design application used to create custom map graphics. Ortelius’ cartography tools specialize in simplifying tedious tasks that make manual map design a challenge. Featuring tools that go well beyond a simple drawing program, Ortelius is a perfect complement to mapping the historical context. Made for Mac OS X.

MapStory is the atlas of change that everyone can edit. As a nonprofit data commons, it empowers a global community of scholars and students across disciplines to work together to map out how our world evolves over time and space, at local, regional and global scales.

Project MUSE (The Johns Hopkins University Press)
Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; since 1995, its electronic journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE books and journals, from leading university presses and scholarly societies, are fully integrated for search and discovery.

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Dana Schaffer
Dana Schaffer

American Historical Association