I just posted to the Digital Humanities Knowledge Group blog a list of some of the digital humanities and digital history titles that I ordered for the Bracken Library holdings with my share of the Department of History annual allocation this year. Check them out and enjoy!
The C-SPAN 3 broadcast of our panel discussion is now online :
A roundtable discussion featuring Jeremy Johnston, Buffalo Bill Center of the West; Douglas Seefeldt, Ball State University; Frank Christianson, Brigham Young University; Michelle Delaney, Smithsonian Institution; and Riva Freifeld, Documentary Filmmaker. Fifty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Western History Association, Newport Beach, CA, October 17, 2014.
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!