• What time period do you cover?
    • Events should be old enough to be thought of as history in perspective, not news in recent memory. I use two years as a general minimum.
    • Events should be recent enough that living people can give an account of them, or so that a living person can relate what someone close to them (who experienced the event) told them. This generally means a little more than a century.
  • What cultures do you cover?
    • The smallest subculture is UCCS. From there, I look at Colorado Springs, the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado, The United States, and the world.
    • As the project grows, other subcultures may be added.
  • What data do you require about participants?
    • To encourage participation, nothing more than a name or handle is required.
    • It is appreciated if, with your comment, you include whatever might be relevant such as your profession, age, or other detail.
    • I would like to add an optional survey with extensive demographic data. This would allow me to draw conclusions regarding such questions as “What did men born before 1950 think about the events of the Apollo program?”
    • There is a page for user demographics where, if you like, you can leave whatever biographical details you’d like to share.
  • How long should comments be?
    • This project strives to include responses from as wide a selection of people as possible.
    • Short, concise answers encourage discussion. Longer answers can discourage other people from contributing.
    • If you feel particularly moved to contribute something longer than a comment, contact me using AFredri2 at UCCS.edu and I may include it in addition to the discussion.
  • Why don’t you include images with each post?
    • Although it would be easy to find a freely-available representative image for many topics, it is also problematic to make sure the use of the images does not violate copyright.
    • Images inspire emotion. I prefer that people offer their memories without being influenced by an image.
    • General discussion posts and development posts usually have an image. This is partly to differentiate the discussion questions from the posts about specific events.
  • Why aren’t the posts in chronological order?
    • This is a growing project. It is impossible to include every event in modern memory. I make an effort to post on a variety of topics and not have too many posts in a row in the same category.
    • Posts are categorized. If you’re interested in following one, it should be easy to isolate those posts.
  • What’s with the art?
    • I am not an artist, but I searched for public domain or free-for-educational-use images to put in the main collage. I would love to partner with an art student who was willing to create something a little more professional-looking.
    • I created the logo. The resolution only works when it’s fairly small, and that is something that may be updated as the project grows.
  • What will you do with the data you gather?
    • As content and comments are collected, I and other historians will examine it and see what conclusions can be drawn and what new questions arise.
    • These conclusions will be shared on the site as posts in a category of their own.
  • Who decides what events to include?
    • The creator of the project is AmyBeth Fredricksen.
    • As there are near-infinite events that could be included, so for the beginning she is choosing a variety of events that are significant in some way to her or her community.
    • There are several other contributors who write posts for EMOH. Sometimes they are asked to respond to a specific event, sometimes they suggest an event.
    • New content will be added regularly during the Spring 2018 semester.
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