Friends, Historians, Dwellers of the Internet, lend me your ears!
Or better yet, lend me your eyeballs so you can read this blog.
I am Emily-Paige Taylor, originally from rural Oregon but currently living in the big city of Chicago IL. I’m a first year PhD student in the joint U.S. and Public History program at Loyola University, Chicago.
I like to say that my research area is the conglomerated love-child of history, architecture, and computer science. For professional purposes I list my research interests as public history, historic houses, museums, and digital humanities.
Speaking of digital humanities, that is what this blog is about! I won’t try to define digital humanities or public digital humanities for you, that has already been done ad nauseum and by much more accomplished scholars than yours truly. Instead, I will subject you all to my revelations about public digital humanities as I study the subject in the Public History New Media / Introduction to Digital Humanities class at LUC in the Fall of 2018.
Hold on for the ride, and let’s learn together!