Fairfax Nike Missile Site

AN AGRICULTURAL BEGINNING Nestled on the right-hand side northbound Fairfax County Parkway VA-286 is the Historical Highway Marker E-98 entitled “Fairfax Nike Missile Site.”  This placard announces the former Fairfax location of a surface-to-air Nike missile site and the related command post nearby during the Cold War. From the Historical Highway Marker website the plaque… Continue reading Fairfax Nike Missile Site

Self Reflection

I’ve learned a lot this semester during the Digital History class, but I have to say there are three lessons that really stuck out as highly impactful. The first was reading silencing the Past by Dr. Michel-Rolph Trouillot. This book was incredible and has completely changed my perspective about understanding the power of recording or… Continue reading Self Reflection

Blog Post #5

When it came to creating my own tidy data that took information from the American Philosophical Society’s “Curator’s Record of Donations to the Cabinet, 1769-1818 Volume 1: 3 February 1769-20 1818” I took great care to review Hadley Wickham’s article, “Tidy Data,” Journal of Statistical Software 59, no. 10 (August 2014), especially the three principals… Continue reading Blog Post #5

Blog Post #3

The three principles of tidy data, as defined by Hadley Wickman in his article from August 2014 from the Journal of Statistical software are that “each variable forms a column, each observation forms a row, and each type of observational unit forms a table.”  This outline of how to organize data creates a standard for… Continue reading Blog Post #3

Blog Post #2

Each of the four literacies: ethics, privacy, copyright, and licenses will have both a singular affect and an intertwined effect on my scholarship because they are interrelated.  What surprised me most was accepting that understanding these terms as they existed in the past or how they exist now are essential, but understanding when and how… Continue reading Blog Post #2