How do we make things meaningful? How do we make meaning? I engage in digital humanities work with historical data to explore these questions from the perspective of a public historian.

Goodbye to All That

Reflections on graduate school

Cynthia Heider | 25 July, 2018

Wartime Rationing, Food Aid, and "Civilized" Sickness: The Problem of Pellagra in 1918


Cynthia Heider | 9 May, 2018

Arts, Culture, and Philanthropy: The Robbed and the Robbers

Did museum "innovation" peak in 1892?

Cynthia Heider | 8 May, 2018

Everybody's Got to Eat! Cooking Like It's 1918


Cynthia Heider | 18 February, 2018

A Call to Arms of Another Kind: 1918, a Banner Year for the Condom


Cynthia Heider | 13 February, 2018

Forgotten Works of 1918: Reassessing Edith Wharton's 'The Marne'


Cynthia Heider | 8 February, 2018

A Declaration of Independence for the Oppressed: The Mid-European Union at Independence Hall


Cynthia Heider | 7 February, 2018

The Limitations of Free Speech in Wartime: The Philadelphia Tageblatt Trial


Cynthia Heider | 3 February, 2018