I am happy to announce that my book is finally available! Greetings from Alabama: A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards, was released by NewSouth Books at the end of October. Nancy DuPree, my co-author and curator of the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection, and I worked for roughly a year and a half on the book. TheContinue reading “Greetings from Alabama: A Pictorial History in Vintage Postcards”
On Thursday, I had the pleasure of welcoming one of Dr. Hilary Green’s class into the A.S. Williams III Americana Collection. While I have worked with Dr. Green in the past for a class on African American History, this one is titled “Civil War Still Lives!: Race, Memory, and Politics of Reunion.” The course focusesContinue reading “Teaching Special Collections with TeachArchives.org”
I have a new piece up on Play the Past concerning Valiant Hearts, a narrative-driven puzzle game about World War I. I’ve been exploring the use of historical settings and events in video games over the last few years and this piece continues that trend. I look at how Valiant Hearts focuses on the human cost of warContinue reading “New Play the Past Article: Valiant Hearts, The Great War, and The Shaping of Historical Memory”
I’m happy to announce that the project I’ve been working on for the last three months has finally launched! Likenesses Within the Reach of All is a digital project that maps the expansion of southern photography through the cartes-de-visite of The A.S. Williams III Americana Collection at The University of Alabama. Building on the work ChristaContinue reading “Likenesses Within the Reach of All”
In the last two weeks, I’ve been working with two digital projects that I think are incredibly useful for both teachers and historians. The first, from NYPL Labs, is the Stereogranimator. Developed in response to the large body of stereoscopic photographs at the New York Public Library, the Stereogranimator allows you to create either anaglyphsContinue reading “On Stereogranimator”
Emory’s News Center published a nice writeup of the Battle of Atlanta project I’ve been working on for the last year. We’ve come quite a long way on the project and I’m glad to see that it is gaining some attention. You can read the article here.
In order to make better use of my blog, I’m going to write some smaller posts that cover something I’ve noticed in many modern games. Through several fantasy, science fiction, and post-apocalyptic settings, slavery is featured as part of the in-game society. Games like FTL: Faster Than Light, Fallout 3, and the Mass Effect seriesContinue reading “Slavery and FTL: Faster Than Light”
Editor’s Note: Since a revised and expanded version of this post will be appearing on another site in a couple of weeks, I thought it best to take the original down. When it goes up, I will update this post to direct you to the new version.