Found History

by Tom Scheinfeldt

April 7, 2014
by Tom Scheinfeldt

The Dividends of Difference: Recognizing Digital Humanities' Diverse Family Tree/s

In her excellent statement of digital humanities values, Lisa Spiro identifies “collegiality and connectedness” and “diversity” as two of the core values of digital humanities. I agree with Lisa that digital humanists value both things—I certainly do—but it can be … Continue reading

October 3, 2009
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Privatizing Holocaust History?

For the past few years, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has undertaken a series of public-private digitization partnerships, especially with a company called These partnerships provide NARA with free digitization services, and visitors to NARA’s reading rooms … Continue reading

February 22, 2008
by Tom Scheinfeldt

Briefly Noted for February 22, 2008

(my) History of Technology by Verie Sandborg. A retiree’s recollections of a lifetime with personal technology. Roots Television. User-generated genealogy videos. Interesting, but too many ads. Technica. An archive of lego history, including early advertisements, a numbered set listing, and … Continue reading

January 16, 2007
by Tom Scheinfeldt


The tech blogs are buzzing about Geni, a new genealogy application launched by former Paypal executive David Sacks (see Valleywag and TechCrunch for example). Billing itself as “a unique approach to solving the problem of genealogy,” Geni “lets you create … Continue reading