Week 15: For the last day of class

Dear Scholars,

While every group should have received feedback from me regarding the site stop content, I wanted to follow up with a quick reminder about tomorrow’s class.

In advance of class, please review the other groups’ stops. Unfortunately, due to some of the issues with Google maps, I do not have all 12 sites represented on the tour yet, so you will have to go through the list in CLIO. The first question I would like for you to consider is whether the tour title you voted in is accurate and appropriate as well as whether any changes need to be made.

The remainder of class will be spent discussing some of the big picture questions we should be reflecting upon at this stage in the process.

Please be in touch with any questions. I will see you tomorrow!

All the best,

Week 14: And we’re back…

Dear Scholars,

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving break.

I am writing with a quick reminder about class tomorrow. By class time, please make sure you’ve read the first part of March Book 3 (p. 493). During class, we will also discuss the next steps with the tour.

Please let me know if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

All the best,

Week 12: Readings & Assignments

Dear Scholars,

I hope you are having a good weekend. This is a quick reminder to upload your Tour Stop assignment via Blackboard (the link to the Tour Stop sheet is under the Assignment Submission tab) no later than 12 PM tomorrow (Monday, November 12).

For Tuesday’s class, please be sure to read the first selections from Peeples’ book, Scalawag.

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

All the best,

Week 11: Site Pitches

Dear Scholars,

As you know, tomorrow begins the site pitch presentations. Teams 1, 3, and 4 are scheduled to present tomorrow (Tuesday) with the remaining teams presenting Thursday. Remember: your presence in class is required in order to complete the assignment due Monday, November 12 by noon. More to come in class tomorrow.

Looking forward!

Week 10: Place, Public History, and Campus Life

Dear Scholars,

Happy Monday! This is just a quick reminder that your assigned readings/materials for the week are as posted to the Readings tab (remember: Hayden is optional).

At the start of class tomorrow, we will be joined by Chris Graham from the American Civil War Museum, who will lead us in a focus group that will help shape an upcoming temporary exhibit.

In the meantime, I know you are preparing your site “pitches” for next week. Please let me know if you would like to meet to discuss any ideas and/or additional resources.

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Week 9: Readings and Revisions

Dear Scholars,

I hope you had a nice weekend and are enjoying this fantastic fall weather.

First, a reminder: all revisions to Metadata Assignment #1 and Short Writing Assignment #3 are due tomorrow, October 23 by class time. Your revised descriptions (and peer reviews) are also due tomorrow (Metadata Assignment #2). Remember — you need to complete your revisions to earn back any points deducted in the first assignment! If you have any questions, please let me know.

Next, please make sure you’ve read When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir for class tomorrow, along with Moreman’s essay on “Memoir as Performance.”

As always, let me know if you have any questions. I’ll see you tomorrow!

Week 7: Back on track!

Greetings, Scholars!

As the subject indicates, we will get back on schedule this week . This means that this week we will read March, Book 2 (p. 5-79) for Tuesday, October 9 and the second half of the book for Thursday, October 11.

Please remember: Metadata Assignment #1 is due this Thursday as well. See the Course Assignments page for more information and Blackboard for the link to the class spreadsheet. In the meantime, if you are looking for the Collegian, here it is.

Don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions.

I’ll see you in class!

Week 6: Reminders

Hello, Scholars!

I hope you had a good weekend. I am writing with a few reminders for the week.

First, if you haven’t already, please make sure you upload Short Writing Assignment 4 to Blackboard by noon today (Monday). Remember: this is a 4-5 sentence description of the article (link on Blackboard with the assignment), plus at least one (1) question relating to completing the assignment. Think: did you have any difficulties or questions as you were describing the article? What were they?

For tomorrow’s class, make sure you’ve read Michelle Caswell’s “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives” and watched Walidah Imarisha’s “The Liberated Archive Morning Keynote.” It is about 36 minutes.

For Thursday, in addition to completing the assigned inventory (Short Writing Assignment 3), please make sure you’ve read Book 1 of John Lewis’ March.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

I’ll see you tomorrow!

Week 5: This week

Hello, Scholars!

I hope your week is off to a good start. First, if you haven’t already, please complete your entries for the Weinstein Hall inventory that we began in class on Thursday. This will be an important trial run for us to work out any issues with the spreadsheets. Please use the link I provided last week to the Google spreadsheet.

For tomorrow’s class (9/25), please make sure you’ve read/watched the following:

Murphy, Michael. “Architecture That’s Built to Heal.” February 2016. [Approx. 16 mins]

Svokos, Alexandra. “Why Are College Buildings Still Named After White Supremacists?” Huffington Post. (September 8, 2015).

Moore, Dasia. “When Does Renaming a Building Make Sense?” The Nation. (February 17, 2017).

Focus: Confronting History on CampusThe Chronicle of Higher Education, 2016, 12-27.

For Thursday (9/27), you will need to read the Finnegan and Carter articles. (see the Readings tab)

Remember: no written assignments are due this week.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

I’ll see you tomorrow!