Week 1: Introductions

  • January 15: No Class (MLK Day)
  • January 17: Introduction to class
  • January 19: Student Introductory Presentations

Week 2: Warming Up

  • January 22: Student Introductory Presentations
  • January 24: Student Introductory Presentations
  • January 26: Read Presnell, “Historians and the Research Process: Getting Started” (blog)

Week 3: Developing a Topic

  • January 29: In-Class Workshop: Revisit Domain of One’s Own
  • January 31: Meet with Jack Bales in Simpson 225
  • February 2: Bring completed “Choosing a Topic Worksheet” to class

Week 4: Primary and Second Source Analysis

  • February 5: Read Howell and Prevenier, “The Source: The Basis of Our Knowledge about the Past” (blog)
  • February 7: Read Howell and Prevenier, “Source Criticism: The Great Tradition” (excerpt) and “Historical Interpretation: The Traditional Basics” (blog)
  • February 9: Bring draft version of project proposal to peer review and to turn in

Week 5: Literature Reviews Review and Digital Identity/Sources

  • February 12: Read Jeffrey M. Pilcher, “The Embodied Imagination in Recent Writings on Food History” (blog)
  • February 14: Bring “3 Goals for your Digital Identity” to class
  • February 16: Read Jenny L. Presnell, “History and the Internet” (blog)

*** Final Version of project proposal is due on your website by 8AM ***

Week 6: Working with Documents

  • February 19: Read Alejandro de la Fuente, et al., “Introduction,” “Notes,” (excerpt) and “Bibliography,” (blog)
  • February 21: Read Alejandro de la Fuente, et al. “The Port: Shipping and Trade” and “Notes” (excerpt) (blog)
  • February 23: Bring draft version of literature review to class to peer review and to turn in

*** Email Completed Changes on your DoOO by 8AM ***

Week 7: Working with Maps

  • February 26: Document Analysis Workshop
  • February 28: J. B. Harley, “Texts and Contexts in the Interpretation of Early Maps,” (blog)
  • March 2: Stephen P. Hanna, “Cartographic Memories of Slavery and Freedom” (blog)

*** Final Version of Literature Review is due on your website by 8AM ***

Week 8: Spring Break (March 3-11)

Week 9: Story Map JS

  • March 12: In Class Workshop: Story Map JS
  • March 14: Story Map JS Workshop
  • March 16: Material Objects Workshop

Week 10: Working with Anthropological/Archaeological Resources

  • March 19: Watch The Language you Cry In
  • March 21: Read: Matthew Liebmann, “Introduction” (blog)
  • March 23: Read Matthew Liebmann, “Rebuilding the Pueblo World, 1681-1683” (blog)

Week 11: Working with Landscapes and Architecture

  • March 26: Read Joseph Heathcott, “Reading the Accidental Archive” (blog)
  • March 28: Read Charyl Lyon-Jenness, “Bergamot Balm and Verbenas” (blog)
  • March 30: Landscapes/Architecture Workshop

*** Final Version of Story Map JS is due on your website by 8AM ***

Week 12: Working with Oral Histories

  • April 2: Read Russell L. Riley, “The White House as a Black Box” (blog)
  • April 4-6: No class (EBAAS Conference)

Week 13: Components of History Writing

  • April 9: Bring drafts of your introduction to class for peer review
  • April 11: Bring drafts of your resume to class for peer review
  • April 13: Bring draft of final research paper to class to peer review and to turn in

Week 14: Formal Research Presentations

  • April 16: Formal Presentation Workshop
  • April 18-20: Student Research Presentations

Week 15: Formal Research Presentations

  • April 23-25: Student Research Presentations
  • April 27: History and American Studies Symposium (no class)

*** Final Version on Research Papers is due on your website by 8AM ***