Robert E. Simon Historical Marker Project

How do we think Reston, Virginia came to be? Well, if it weren’t for it’s founder, Robert E. Simon, it would not be as bustling or yet, in existence at all. Robert E. Simon Jr. was born in Manhattan, New York, New York on April 10, 1914. He and his three sisters grew up in …

Self-Reflection Final Blog Post

This semester, I learned some important skills in regards to digital history. I think that skills such as learning how to make a tidy dataset, a timeline, and the historical marker project were significant in helping me learn new ways to use history. I think these skills have been helpful because I had never been …

HIST 390 Blog Post #2

Last week, we learned about the four literacies–ethics, privacy, copyright and licenses. If I were to conduct research, each of these literacies would directly affect it. For ethics, I would need to be aware of data that would not be private but would be sensitive, like doing research on medicines from indigenous cultures. I would …

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