There was, as it turns out, a fair bit of DH integrated into my Day of DH–perhaps more than I’d anticipated in the morning.
Besides talking about digital research projects, I found myself (for example) trying to persuade my research assistant to switch the History Graduate Student Association research blog to a different platform, hypotheses.org. Well, I am on their English editorial board, and I do think it is a good system! What I really appreciate about hypotheses.org is their desire to promote an international community of (not-necessarily academic) scholars.
Over dinner, one of my friends discussed her successes and failures in teaching a recipes-based history course. Of course, I tried to persuade her to write a blog post on teaching recipes for Recipes Project…
Is blogging part of DH? It’s not about making or using tools, but it is–I think–something that is at the heart of DH: building communities.