Digital History Episodes

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211. Revitalizing Myaamia Language and Culture with George Ironstrack (Summer Repeat)

Sept. 22, 2021

In the eighteenth century, the Myaamia people inhabited what are now parts of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. More commonly known in English as the Miami, the Myaamia figure prominently in the early history of the Un…

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202. Digitizing the Maryland Loyalist Experience with Dr. Kyle Roberts and Dr. Benjamin Bankhurst

May 27, 2021

Maryland wasn’t so merry for some Americans during the Revolutionary War, especially if you happened to side with the king. Professing fealty to the Crown, for whatever reason or motivation, cost many Maryland colonists thei…

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201. Uncovering the Virginia Loyalists with Drs. Stephanie Seal Walters and Alexi Garrett

May 13, 2021

Virginia was home to many of the most famous rebels like George Washington during the American Revolution, but it was also a den of Tories who remained loyal to the British king. Loyalists in all the colonies rejected what t…

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200. Transcribing From The Page with Sara and Ben Brumfield

April 29, 2021

When the COVID pandemic stuck last spring, thousands of cultural heritage sites, including the Washington Library and Mount Vernon , had to find ways to help team members do work from home. That wasn’t always easy, especiall…

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194. Building Digital History Projects at the Washington Library with the ITPS Interns

Feb. 4, 2021

One of the most important things we’re able to do at the Center for Digital History is offer internships to college students. Working with students allows us to move our projects forward while giving them real world opportun…

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180. Reading Letters by Early American Women with Kathryn Gehred

Oct. 15, 2020

If you pull any decent history book off your shelf right now, odds are that it’s filled with quotes from letters, diaries, or account books that help the author tell her story and provide the evidence for her interpretation …

Digital History Education Public History

178. Digitally Interning at the Washington Library with Jamie Morris

Oct. 1, 2020

The Washington Library's Center for Digital History often collaborates with students to advance its research and public history projects. That can take many forms. We work regularly with faculty to integrate our digital proj…

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168. Mining King George III's Papers with Zara Anishanslin and Arthur Burns

July 23, 2020

While work continues on the podcast's upcoming Season 5, we’re pleased to offer you another summer interlude. For today’s show, we bring you the audio version of Jim Ambuske's recent live stream chat with Professors Zara Ani…

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150. Teaching Online in a Time of Covid-19 with Sadie Troy

March 19, 2020

It's mid-March 2020 and chances are you're listening to this episode from the comfort of your home as you practice social distancing. Over the past few weeks many schools and businesses has suspended public operations and tr…

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146. Doing Public History at Mount Vernon with Jeanette Patrick

Feb. 20, 2020

Like many folks around the country, you might have spent the last three evenings watching Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Washington documentary series on the History Channel. Documentaries are a form of public history, which we migh…