The Empty Campus: Digital Public History
How my students constructed an oral history archive, digital exhibit, and podcast in one semester chronicling the Fitchburg State experience with Covid-19.
Another Radical Restructuring of the U.S. Survey
As I was thinking about how much Charles W. McKinney, Jr.,’s keyword essay on “Riot” (in Edwards, Erica R., Roderick A. Ferguson, and Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, eds. Keywords for African American Studies. New York: NYU Press, 2018. doi:10.2307/j.ctvwrm5v9) resonated with students, I began brainstorming another new way to teach the US survey (again). What if…
Liner Notes Vol. 1, Track 4 – Joe Adelman
This week’s track is with Joseph Adelman, a historian at Framingham State University and author of Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763–1789. We discuss our favorite pens (with a strong showing from the No. 2 pencil, this week), organizing space and time with kids at home during the pandemic, and…
Writing by Formula: Primary Source Analysis
It’s no secret that historical writing, or indeed structured analytical writing, can be formulaic. Sure, as historians we tell stories, and that is an important part of our relationship to the public, each other, and our students. But when it comes to teaching writing to undergraduates, it’s also no secret that imparting the skills of…