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Monroe Summer Research Projects

By • Jun 9th, 2011 • Category: Research

One of my favorite parts of the undergraduate research experience at William and Mary is reading the Monroe Scholar blogs about their two week research projects. Blogs are the perfect vehicle to share and reflect on these short–often a little unconventional–research projects. Over the years I’ve learned a lot about such topics as “Representations of […]



Harvard to Post Senior Theses

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Digital Repository

The Harvard Crimson :: Opinion :: Theses For All Harvard is following William and Mary’s lead in creating a central repository of senior theses. The “Free Thesis Project” is a student initiative of the Harvard Free College Culture group and is seen as a student-led extension of the open access motion recently enacted by the […]



Jefferson Studies Thesis Posted to DSpace

By • Apr 22nd, 2008 • Category: Theses

I just received an email notification of an honors thesis by Sara Thomas entitled From Shadwell to Monticello: The Material Culture of Slavery, 1760-1774. Sarah is finishing up an interdisciplinary major in “Jefferson Studies” working closely with Jim Whittenburg: …also give thanks to James Whittenburg for agreeing to the idea of a self-designed “Jefferson Studies,” […]



What Will Life be Like in 2008?

By • Mar 27th, 2008 • Category: Emerging Technology, Models

What Will Life Be Like in the Year 2008? One important type of research is trying to make meaningful predictions about the future based on what’s happened in the past. Traditionally, human beings aren’t very good at the task. “IT’S 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, and you are headed for a business appointment 300 […]



Digital Historian To Speak at William and Mary

By • Mar 17th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

William and Mary’s Technology Integration Program is pleased to bring Dr. Dan Cohen will speak on William and Mary on March 26th at 5:00 PM in Blair 223. Dan is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University and the Director of the Center for History and New Media. […]



Looking into the Research Process

By • Mar 1st, 2008 • Category: Models

Digital History Hacks: All is Flux One of the main purposes of this site is to serve as a place where faculty and students can focus on the process of research and scholarship. We all spend our lives surrounded by the products of research–books, journals and artistic works–but often the process of preparing the work […]



Harvard to Post Research Results

By • Feb 27th, 2008 • Category: Uncategorized

Harvard Research to Be Free Online – New York Times The Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard has voted to create a free digital repository that would include articles and monographs that previously would have been restricted to scholarly journals that charge extraordinarily high prices to very small readerships. The move was described as […]