Ball State University Department of History CLIO newsletter post on my 2014-15 Charles Warren Center Fellowship:
“Still Playing Catch-Up” is an insightful bit of research by Cameron Blevins featuring a masterful use of digital humanities tools posted to his blog, Historying: Thoughts on Scholarship and History in the Digital Age. Read and comment all you historians!
This is wonderful news for those of us who are dedicated to integrating Digital Humanities theory and methods into discipline-based graduate curricula. Congratulations USC!
The computer was invented in the 30s: not the 1930s, but the 1830s. British mathematician Charles Babbage designed and prototyped a fully functional mechanical computer he called the Analytical Engine, but it was never completed. Now a team in Britain plans to build the machine for display at London’s Science Museum before the 2030s come around.
Lecturing on “A Brief History of Computing” today and have to tell the sad story of this mistreated man. Read on and celebrate his genius!