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!