This week’s newsletter features games, colorized historical photos, and reflections on using keyword searches in digital archives. Read more about all that and other DHL updates below:
- The “Historical Games Network” launched last week. The HGN “brings together academics, game makers and other cultural workers to explore the relationship between history and games of all kinds.”
- Read a fascinating Twitter thread, by Gwen C. Katz, about recent attempts to use AI to colorize black and white photographs – and the potential pitfalls of doing so.
- Many of us have turned to online archives for our research since the pandemic began. An article by Claude Ewert explores some of the biases we may perpetuate in the process.
- We are still looking for more people to come on our new podcast, The Cutting Room Floor! The show provides a platform for historians to share short and engaging stories they find in their research that don’t easily fit into larger projects. Several grad students and faculty from the department have already signed up to record episodes–if you have an interesting story from your own research, please email email@example.com to discuss.
As always, we are available for consultations on digital tools for research and teaching. Pleas reach out to us with any questions you may have!
The DHL Team (Craig, Emma, Gabe, and Ash)