By visualizing subjects—both the individual tagged topics and the holistic individual who provided their story—we were able to grapple with big picture questions and identify where opposing or overlapping experiences existed. This analysis helped us tell these stories in new ways and aided us in acknowledging that they expand far beyond what we deemed interesting.
Vietnam War Un-Essay Project
This "un-essay" assignment, which was used in an upper-level class on the Vietnam War, provides an alternate option for students' final research project--one that encourages creativity and experimentation in multimedia. The assignment prompt also defines the un-essay, offers examples from other courses, and provides evaluation criteria.
Using Digital Archives to Engage Students, Part I: Ten Strategies for Instructors
Teaching with digital archives means showing students how to critically examine material. Digital collections can be used as a springboard for engaging students with a plethora of questions that can lead to fundamental discussions about knowledge production.
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 →