Schedule

Week 1 (January 21): Introductions and Set-up

  • Syllabus Review
  • Course Blog Setup: WordPress or Ghost
  • Twitter Hashtag: #DPubHist
  • Favorite Examples of Digital Public History

Week 2 (January 28): What is Public History? What is Digital History?

Discussion Leaders: Sharon Leon

Readings:

Week 3 (February 4): Audience, Accessibility, and Informal Education

Discussion Leaders: Ian

Readings:

Sites

Week 4 (February 11): Site Visit and Digital Presence Evaluation (No Class)

Week 5 (February 18): Authority and Community Participation

Discussion Leaders: Erik Johnson

Readings:

Sites

[Due: Site Visit and Critical Review]

Week 6 (February 25): Digital Strategy

Discussion Leaders: Sharon Leon

Readings:

Week 7 (March 4): Digital Tools Refresher (No Class)

Spend some time building your skills with the applications you think you’ll need for your proof of concept project.

Inspiration

Week 8 (March 11): Spring Break

Week 9 (March 18): Exhibits, Physical and Digital

Discussion Leaders: James and Thomas

Readings:

Sites

Week 10 (March 25): Libraries, Archives, and Special Collections

Discussion Leaders: Christine and Chris

Readings:

  • David Bearman, Archival Methods, Archives and Museum Informatics Technical Report #9 (Pittsburgh, Archives and Museum Informatics, 1989).
  • Blouin, Francis X, and William G Rosenberg. Processing the Past: Contesting Authorities in History and the Archives. (New York; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
  • National Archives and Records Administration Strategic Plan (2014-2019 Draft and 2006 -2016 Final).
  • Yakel, Elizabeth, Seth Shaw, and Polly Reynolds. “Creating the Next Generation of Archival Finding Aids.” D-Lib Magazine 13, no. 5/6 (May 2007). doi:10.1045/may2007-yakel.
  • Kate Theimer, ArchivesNext (Read around)

Sites

Week 11 (April 1): Curating the Landscape

Discussion Leaders: Stephanie and Becky

Readings:

Sites

[Due: Content Strategy]

Week 12 (April 8): Oral History

Discussion Leaders: Kenna and Beth

Readings:

Sites

Further Reading

Week 13 (April 15): Evaluation

Discussion Leaders: Andrew and Kasey

Readings:

Week 14 (April 22): Project Work: No Class

Week 15 (April 29): Project Presentations

Final Projects Due: May 14, 2014

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