This day, class was dedicated to discussing what we discovered while looking at different Omeka sites as well as other digital history projects in a variety of different topics. I looked at one about preserving the memory of the Baltimore Uprising and another about the stories of Latin American migrants in North Carolina. Both sites […]
Author: Carson Berrier
TimelineJS (not so fun) Adventure
Timeline was not as easy for me as Storymap was… I was unable to get the pictures from my Flickr to upload properly to show up on the map… I troubleshooted and I still was not able to find an answer after uploading and reuploading the photos, publishing and unpublishing the document. It won’t let […]
This was one of the coolest (and easiest) tools I’ve used in a long time! Very interactive. I hope you enjoy seeing some of the places I’ve been!
Hi everyone! My name is Carson Berrier and I use she/her pronouns. I am a senior History/Secondary Education student. I am taking this class because I really enjoy the intersectionality that history is able to have with technology. I think sometimes history is seen as being all one way on paper or in books, but […]
Brain on Fire
“How many people do you think throughout history were diagnosed as schizophrenic, psychotic, bipolar, or maybe just plain crazy when they had something that could’ve been so easily diagnosed?” For my mental health related movie/tv show project, I decided to watch the movie Brain on Fire that was released in 2016. This movie is biographical and is […]
For my digital project, I am writing about the impact of Dorothea Dix’s crusades in Massachusetts in order to understand why she was considered a successful reformer. One thing from the beginning that I noticed was that after her time in MA, her name was known pretty widely, but I hope to understand what specifically […]
Following her successful crusade in Massachusetts, Dorothea Dix traveled around the United States on a mission to improve the conditions in other asylums and institutions. This memorial letter written by Dix and given to Congress, is one asking for land to be given by the United States government to help the “numerous and increasing class […]
“Flowers of New England”
When sifting through sources to find out more about Dorothea Dix’s background, I stumbled upon this New York Times article titled, “Flowers of New England.” It is a piece from a book titled Three Wise Virgins, and wove together the stork of three important New-England women. It is interesting how the author weaves these women […]
HERE is my research proposal for the semester!
Vital Site for Research
I am studying and researching something that we have talked about shortly in class: Dorothea Lynde Dix’s campaigns for the mentally ill. A site that has proven to be vital for my research has been the U.S. National Library of Medicine, where I have been able to find a lot of relevant primary sources relating […]