Reflections on Data

I study environmental history, a subfield of history that I think requires frequent out of the box thinking about data. Data as Owens argues, “are a species of artifact.” As “manufactured” entities, Owen points out that the idea of “raw data” is a little “misleading.” For humanists, the idea of raw data itself needs some untangling, […]

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Why Digital?

Evaluating a digital project has always been a challenge. I have long wondered how (as a designer and a historian), one might balance the visual with the actual information that needs to be represented. This exercise of defining my own criteria for evaluation was helpful and sometimes challenging. When thinking about websites and archives, I […]

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Hello!

Welcome! I am Ramya, a graduate student in the Department of History at Michigan State University. As historian I am very interested in environmental history, borderlands history, and the history of science and technology. I am passionate about public history and am currently interning at the Michigan History Center as part of the State Parks […]

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