After some unusually polite trash talk on twitter, a first-round runoff, and more than three thousand votes cast, we are ready to move on to the next round of this year’s Junto March Madness tournament. Sadly, many worthy digital projects must end their tournament hopes today. We encourage you to revisit the entire field to appreciate the remarkable online resources available to those of us interested in Vast Early America.
Today, voting begins for our tournament’s round two. It will end on Tuesday at 8:00pm (EST).
Thank you to all of those who nominated digital projects and those who voted. We are gratified to see that many people are finding new digital resources, or even teaching with them, through this tournament. Remember, as always, that this tournament is meant to be a fun way to highlight some of the early American community’s favorite digital projects—rather than a serious attempt to identify the “best” digital project. As you vote for round two, we again encourage you to explore some of the projects you aren’t familiar with. Tell us what you’re finding and how you’re making decisions in the comments below, or on twitter with the hashtag #JMM19.
Bracket one: Teaching resources & podcasts
Bracket two: Empire and Founding Documents
Bracket three: Data Visualizations and Geospatial Projects
Bracket four: Blogs and online publications
Bracket five: Digital archives
Bracket six: Newspapers and ephemera
Bracket seven: Transcription and web projects
Bracket eight: Digital Editions