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In September, 2022, I was privileged to be one of several who hosted a vintage tea party in in the Sweep/Van Dyke Hotel in Plankinton, South Dakota. We set the event in the 1910-1912 time frame and chose tea and … Continue reading →
Equality at the Ballot Box I wrote the chapter on school suffrage. Long before the Nineteenth Amendment passed, giving women equal voting rights, women in many states could vote on school matters and run for school offices. The book will … Continue reading →
Thesis Methodology for Rural Women Project: I am researching the public lives of rural women in a small county in South Dakota during the frontier era, 1880-1920, as the topic of my master’s thesis in Public History at the University … Continue reading →
I’m on a mission to develop research management skills using technologies like Zotero. As I beta test my methodology on my master’s thesis, I’ll write about how well it works – how well it doesn’t. Blogs start July 13.
Last week for my Digital History class I presented a digital history web site. I chose this site because it focused on how to use a database methodology for conducting dissertation research. The Early American Foreign Service Database web site … Continue reading →
Today I read seven articles on Wikipedia, written by historians, assigned by the professor of my Digital History class. I wish I’d read the articles before I practiced being a Wikipedia editor. Knowing nothing, I quickly reviewed a few tutorials … Continue reading →
My assignment for my Digital History class this week was to update or create a new Wikipedia entry. I forgot. So, today I gave it a try. I started with ambitious plans to create the first John Plankinton wiki entry. … Continue reading →
In an effort to inflict some discipline on my writing habits and to share interesting historical happenings I discover about my hometown area, I have been writing a local history column about Aurora County, South Dakota, since January of 2013. … Continue reading →
Today I created my first Twitter account in the middle of reading a course assignment, http://webwriting.trincoll.edu/engagement/wright-2013/. During the setup, I picked a few accounts to follow, but quickly ‘unfollowed’ them. WTMJ4 must tweet ten times per second! The two entertainment … Continue reading →
I am taking a graduate class this semester at UWM on Digital Media. One of the requirements for the class is that we blog about the topic of this course. As someone who studied computer technologies in the early 1980s, … Continue reading →