Virtual Historians

Virtual Historians

Virtual Historians (VH) is a podcast that is the collaborative work of Terri O’Connell and David Allen Lambert. At VH you will find us discussing history, archaeology, technology and virtual reality. We know that the mash up of virtual reality with history, archaeology and technology is going to be a great way to teach the these topics as well as intrigue the next generation.

Episodes

February 26, 2024 16 mins

David Allen Lambert and Terri O'Connell discuss whats to come in season 2 of Virtual Historians. They also discuss some of the history they saw on their Genealogy Cruise awhile back. VirtualHistorians.com GenealogyCruises.com

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Letters can be an overlooked piece of history. See what a few letters from baseball player Stuffy Stewart to his girlfriend / wife revealed to us.  A full transcription of this episode can be found here. Make sure you do not miss the release of our latest episode by signing up for our mailing list.
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February 27, 2022 3 mins

RootsTech is coming up next weekend! Join the Virtual Historians as we take part in the largest genealogy conference of the year. Its virtual and its free. Sign up at RootsTech.org.

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genetic genealogist, Megan Smolenyak about her history with the Army and her work assisting the government with giving names to many of the unknown soldiers from various conflicts.

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November 22, 2021 13 mins

Our latest episode discusses the 3D, immersive Van Gogh Exhibit. We highly recommend you going to see it if you are a fan of 3D and immersive experiences.

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September 29, 2021 14 mins

On our latest episode we share our love of Disney Plus and their connection with the National Geographic Channel (NatGeo). Within the NatGeo section of Disney Plus, you will find three great shows with Archaeologist, Albert Lin. Join us as we discuss these three shows, Albert Lin and more.

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August 11, 2021 21 mins

Come with us as we journey through the Atlantic Ocean to discuss the fateful night of April 15, 1912 when the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank. We share a few links to YouTube 360 videos that let you walk through the Titanic as well as a link that simulates her sinking, in real time. 

We also share our visit to FairView Lawn Cemetery, Nova Scotia where we paid our respects to those who lost their life in this tragic acciden...

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In this episode Terri and Dave talk about some History VR 360 videos they found on YouTube. They start in the 1960s and go back to the time of the Vikings. Join us on this virtual trip through history to see what we recommend.

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June 14, 2021 27 mins

This week David and Terri speak with Daniel Horowitz of MyHeritage about the latest updates to their photo technology that aides in repairing cracked pictures.

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Professor Bob Stone joins us or a second time to discuss Marine Archaeology. In tis episode we discuss the Plymouth area, U-boats, torpedos, RMS Titanic and King Henry VIII.

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This week David and Terri talk with special guest, Michelle Taylor. Michelle is a triple threat: a genealogist, archaeologist and anthropologist. We enjoyed talking with Michelle, she has so much information to share when it comes to educating others.

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This week we speak with Anthony Murphy from Mythical Ireland about the Irish logboats discovered at Brú na Bóinne. One of the boats had already been catalogued, but he found two more using his drone over the last few weeks. Join is in this great discussion with Anthony about the logboats and other cool things he has found using his drone. 

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May 18, 2021 21 mins

This week we talk with Professor Bob Stone about his involvement in bringing history into virtual reality in the UK, focusing on the Anne and Mayflower ships. 

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This week we talk with Paul Carter from Name And Place about saving your research projects. From One Name to One Place, they're product can handle it all. We hope that after watching or listening you give them a chance with your project.

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April 20, 2021 27 mins

David and Terri talk with Vito Giovannetti, CEO & Co-Founder, Treasured Inc. about their Virtual Museums, content management systems, and RootsTech. Vito also provides a walk through of their system for our listeners. 

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With our premier Episode of Virtual Historians we discuss what the plan is for our podcast; Terri O'Connell and David Allen Lambert share their background in history.

We follow that with an interview with Shannon Combs-Bennett about an archaeological dig she took her family to at Shuter's Hill and the history project she ensued afterwords. 

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April 12, 2021 22 mins

Terri and David talk with Shane Clementson from Clanview about their 3D family trees and how easy it is to share with all generations. Giving them something more they can not only connect with, but can see where the information is sourced from and also click through to see images and movies if linked with the original gedcom file. 

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March 29, 2021 25 mins

This week on Virtual Historians (Episode 5), an interview with Jeff Aronowitz and his work with Historic Jamestown. We discuss how they are using modern technology to bring the story to life. From scanning images and printing them in 3D to using VR to look at where the items came from. The story definitely becomes more engaging for the next generation.

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March 21, 2021 21 mins

Dave and Terri have a discussion about visiting Virtual Museums while stuck at home due to Covid-19: Louvre, BattleGuides, British Museum and The Anne Frank House. After discussing virtual museums the discussion turns to technology and hits home for kids growing up in the 80s. We reminisced about the great technology of our time and the conversation includes, Disney, Star Wars, Back to the Future and the video games we grew up lovi...

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March 21, 2021 26 mins

Dave and Terri talk with Daniel Horowitz, Genealogy Expert from MyHeritage to discuss Deep Nostalgia. Deep Nostalgia is their latest photo technology that was released during RootsTech Connect. Uploading an old family photograph to Deep Nostalgia will animate the photo. It is like looking at a quick home movie. 

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