My name is Melissa Nelson and I am an aspiring Digital Archivist. In 2013, I graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in History and a minor in Sociology. I decided to return to Carleton as a Special Student in 2016 to explore the methodology of digital history. I enrolled in Crafting Digital History HIST3907o under the instructions of Dr. Shawn Graham.

As part of the course requirements, I was instructed to create a site of my own to document my journey and progression through the course exercises. Since completing HIST3907o, I have continued to actively learn about digital history and gain relevant hands-on experience in archives and museums. I continue to use this site to document my experiences, and blog about topics, methods, and resources that relate to digital history more broadly. Currently, I am studying Master of Information Studies (MISt) at McGill University. I look forward to building on what I have learned in this course and continuing to document my learning experiences. This is my digital history journey, I am excited to see where it takes me.


  1. I love this website! Super interesting and I’m learning things that are related to my graduate work. 😍🤓

  2. Melissa, congratulations on taking the step towards publicly sharing your passion and knowledge of history publicly so that others may be inspired.

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