Teaching

I teach graduate courses in public history and digital humanities and the especially cool space where they overlap. All of my courses are project-based and most of them involve community partners. For example, in Fall 2015, I taught Public History and Mass Incarceration (syllabus here) as part of the Humanities Act Lab, with two community partners, the American Friends Service Committee and First Friends.

In Spring 2016, I will be teaching Introduction to the Digital Public Humanities. What happens when we make digital humanities public? What about when we take the public humanities and make them digital? This course will explore the history, theory and methods of the digital humanities and the public humanities and, especially, their intersection. We will use and critically examine digital tools like Omeka, mapping software, content management systems, and social media to put theory into practice. By the end of the semester, students will have conceptualized a digital public humanities project, written a grant application for potential funding, and built a prototype.