31 October 2006

Wiki RSS Feeds

Good news. It turns out you can get a RSS feed for your wiki pages. I learned this by linking through a web page I was reading for Digital History, called "Introducing MediaCommons," by Kathleen Fitzpatrick.

In order to receive an RSS feed for a wiki, you simply need to go to the article's history page and look at the left-hand column under the toolbox (I should note that this is almost verbatim from the page on which I discovered it. You can read that article, if you like).

For those of us in the Public History class working on our wiki, it will help notify us of changes. And for those of us in Digital History who created or made changes to a wiki, it may also prove beneficial.

11 October 2006

Young Public Historians

This will be a rather brief post. I just received my e-newsletter from Historica, and want to share something with my fellow public historians because I got a smile and a laugh out of the newsletter's content.

The Youth Links portion of Historica allows students to submit their essays, songs, and other multimedia projects and post them on the web. One in particular caught my attention. It is a stop-motion animation short using Lego figures to relate Samuel de Champlain's story. You can view it here.

The future looks bright for Canadian public history if students today are producing creative, amusing bits such as this one.