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Thank you Dr. McClurken

Posted: Thursday, April 24th, 2008 @ 3:13 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Thank you Dr. McClurken

Considering the nature of this class, I have always wondered whether Dr. McClurken enjoyed pain or was just crazy.  In either case, I think each and every one of us in this class owes him a great deal of gratitude in his quest and the realization of  bringing Digital History to UMW.  Besides if it were […]

Update – April 22, 2008

Posted: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008 @ 5:11 am in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Update – April 22, 2008

Well…I think that we made it.  I left Monroe last night around 9:30 and saw Roxanne was still there.  Kelly and I were IM’ing, so I didn’t feel totally alone in a room that started to feel like a closet.  The scan images on the JM website were hard to proof from, so I had […]

Wikipedia Assignment

Posted: Monday, February 18th, 2008 @ 9:17 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Wikipedia Assignment

I decided to look at Slave Codes and the Nat Turner articles in Wikipedia.  I had written a paper on the relationship between a particular law and the insurrection of 1831 by Nat Turner and thought that my previous knowledge of the topic would assist me in evaluating the Wiki site.  The Slave Code section was […]

JMPW Update for week beginning 2/18/08

Posted: Sunday, February 17th, 2008 @ 8:09 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Moving into the sixth week…we have a busy schedule.  The group has updated and changed the project contract, and it should be sent to Dr. McClurken tonight.  Dr. Preston has provided us with an outline to the JWPW (1st site), and I adjusted the language in the contract to reflect this outline.  It appears as […]

JMPW Update for week of 2/11/08

Posted: Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 @ 9:22 pm in Uncategorized | Comments Off on JMPW Update for week of 2/11/08

Andrea and Kelly put the finishing touches on the contract last night and sent notification to Dr. McClurken.  I think we are on the right track in our approach, but need to become more definitive on the second site.  I think inspiration and clarity will come once the group starts working with the programs and documents.    I’ve […]


Posted: Monday, January 21st, 2008 @ 8:36 pm in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

Hi… my name is Lisa Meissner, and I am a senior majoring in history at UMW.  I previously attended Kennesaw State University in Georgia, but life changes dictated a move to Virginia.   I am particulary interested in 18th and 19th century American history and enjoy the challenge of research.  I have always utilized computers in […]