History 3816G / Digital Humanities 3902G:

Introduction to Digital History

Tuesdays, 6pm

Room UC-222

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Devon Elliott


Office Hours: Tuesdays, 4:00 - 5:00pm, Lawson Hall Room 1208 or by appointment

Upcoming Talk

  • Rosi Braidotti
    Feb. 6, 2015, 10:30 - 12:00, UC 142
    Four Theses on Posthuman Feminism: Influenced by philosophers such as Gilles Deleuze and especially "French feminist" thinker Luce Irigaray, Braidotti has brought postmodern feminism into the Information Age with her considerations of cyberspace, prosthesis, and the materiality of difference. Braidotti also considers how ideas of gender difference can affect our sense of the human/animal and human/machine divides. Braidotti has also pioneered European perspectives in feminist philosophy and practice and has been influential on third-wave and post-secular feminisms as well as emerging posthumanist thought.
  • Presentation




    Illustrating: Presenting History on the Web


    • Markup
    • Text Editors
    • Blogs and Microblogs

    How do you make a website?


    • What is markup? How is it coded?
    • Even these slides are coded.

    For more on coding HTML, see:

    Text Editors

    On a Mac: Use TextEdit. It's in Applications, or you click on the Spotlight Search icon, and search for TextEdit.

    On a PC: Use Notepad. On Windows 7, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, and Notepad. For Windows 8, click the Start Screen, and type Notepad.






    More WordPress

    You can also install your own instance of WordPress on your own server to customize. WordPress is an open source project. Find out more at


    What is it? What can you do with it?

    How is it similar to WordPress? How is it different?

    What's the difference between Omeka.net and Omeka.org?


    What is it?


    “The word "metadata" means "data about data". Metadata articulates a context for objects of interest -- "resources" such as MP3 files, library books, or satellite images -- in the form of "resource descriptions". As a tradition, resource description dates back to the earliest archives and library catalogs. The modern "metadata" field that gave rise to Dublin Core and other recent standards emerged with the Web revolution of the mid-1990s.”

    What is Dublin Core?

    Using Omeka


    See you next Tuesday!

    Have a great week!

    Contact me at delliot8@uwo.ca or stop by Lawson Hall Room 1208 on Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00. I'm also available before and after class on Tuesdays, or by appointment.