Teaching with Archives

12:30-1:30 PM Lunch in Rubenstein 349
1:30-2:45 PM Part 1 in Rubenstein 150

  • Overview of Digital Durham class
    • course design philosophy:
      • cross lists and codes (HISTORY/ISS/EDU/VMS); R/W/ALP/CZ
      • historical readings, archival research, micro-histories contextualized; recursive approach to topic formation
      • blogs illustrating their experiences and research paper (with revisions)
      • digital project as a follow-on to research
  • Web authoring with WeeblyExample
  • StorymapJSExample
  • JuxtaposeJSExample
  • ThinglinkExample
  • MyTours App  – Duke subscription (see Duke Explore app)

Hands-On Collaboration w/ Digital Tools for Archival Storytelling


  • Box Folder (for sharing book images from yesterday
    • create a subfolder and rename images – NO SPACES OR SPECIAL CHARS IN NAMES)
    • upload images to Box folder for us to move to web server
  • OPTIONAL: DIY Web server Image Upload (or you can also just move to Box to be uploaded by us)
    • Filezilla – software for file transfers
    • FTP server/host: ftp.dukeiss.net
    • Username: digitaldurham2@dukeiss.net
      FTP & explicit FTPS port:  21
      Password: DD2018Rubenstein
    • Drag your content into the teaching-archives folder. (You can move your whole folder. )
    • URL in web browser:  http://dukeiss.net/digitaldurham/teaching-archives


  • Storytelling with Google MapsExample; Example
    • Spreadsheet for Map Item Entry
    • Shared Teaching with Archives Map
    • Upload Layer from the shared Google Sheet (or another file)
    • Edit styles
    • Edit pop-up windows:
      • Edit text
      • Adding  images to pop ups:
        • go to this site in a web browser, find your image, click on it to preview in browser, and copy the link to the image use the URL in the spreadsheet OR
        • for existing images on the web: copy the URL, and paste the URL into the spreadsheet
        • in Google Maps you can also upload small images directly into info window
2:45-3:00 PM Coffee Break
3:00-4:30 PM Timelines

Part 2 in Rubenstein 150


  • What were the three most valuable things you learned today?
  • What were the three most valuable things you learned this week?
  • What might you want to try? What would the next steps be? Resources needed?
  • What would hold you back? What would you want Duke to do to help?

Closing Discussion

Future opportunities: Archival Expeditions, PhD Lab, Digital Education Fellows; see also http://digitalhumanities.duke.edu