This class explores the Vietnam War and its contested legacies through documentary and feature films.
Film Review Assignment
This film review assignment was designed for a 300-level history class titled History Through Film: The Vietnam War.
Justin Trudeau’s Brownface and Blackface in Historical Context
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's history of donning brownface and blackface connects to a troubling history of blackface in Canada.
Getting along in Grad School: Navigating Friendships (or, Yes, you have to be happy for people)
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 →
If the Democratic Debate was a Grad School Seminar…
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 →
How to Teach Digital History for the First Time
So, you've been persuaded of the merits of teaching a class on digital history , 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 and digital humanities, and on teaching public history to... Continue Reading →
Introduction to Digital History – Syllabus
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.