Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's history of donning brownface and blackface connects to a troubling history of blackface in Canada.
By Sarah King & Tiffany Baugh-Helton As part of our sub-series “Getting along in Grad School,” today we’re looking at how to sustain friendships as a grad student. Look for forthcoming articles in this series, “Getting Involved as a New Grad Student,” and “Creating a Cohort.” Graduate school offers a rare opportunity to forge friendships... Continue Reading →
The narrative that centrist Democrats can win but progressives cannot seems to be everywhere in 2019. The underlying rationale is that Democrats lost in 2016 because Donald Trump won with white, blue-collar workers in rust-belt states. For Democrats to win in 2020, the party needs to nominate someone who can win those exact voters back... Continue Reading →
By Tiffany Baugh-Helton and Sarah King Elizabeth Warren is the professor. Everyone wants her to be their adviser. Warren has invited her most senior advisee to lead the day's discussion. She'll sit back with a slight smile on her face for most of the seminar until someone really screws up, at which point she'll use... Continue Reading →
So, you've been persuaded of the merits of teaching a class on digital history (or you've been wrangled into teaching one by your department), but how do you actually go about building a digital history class? Here are some ideas and suggestions to get you started. Do some reading on the relationship between digital history... Continue Reading →
This course introduces students to digital history. It begins by exploring digital history’s relationship to public history and digital humanities. Throughout the course students will explore digital history collections and blogs, writing reviews of digital history sites of their choice. This course aims to strike a balance between students, on the one hand, understanding and exploring the scope of digital history, and on the other, presenting their work digitally.