HIST 5101 – Theory and Methodology 1
Examines the following questions in the context of major issues in current historical research and debate. Where do historical questions come from, and how do we answer them? How do we produce knowledge about historical events and processes? What theoretical models guide historians work? Emphasizes interdisciplinary approaches as well as concrete techniques in historical research. Required of all first-year graduate students.
Professor Christopher Parsons
M: 4:35PM – 7:30PM
HIST 5237 – Issues/Methods Public History
Examines and analyzes major issues and methods in public history in the United States and the world. Topics include the nature and meaning of national memory and myth, the theory and practice of historic preservation, rural and land preservation and the organizational structures and activities associated with those efforts, the interrelationship of historical museums and popular culture, the history and organization of historic house museums, historical documentary filmmaking, historical archaeology in world perspective, interpreting “ordinary” landscapes, and the impact of politics on public history.
Professor Ángel David Nieves
T: 4:35PM – 7:30PM
HIST 7221 – Topics in World History
Offers readings on selected themes and issues in world history. May be repeated without limit.
Professor Ilham Khuri-Makdisi
T: 3:30PM – 6:30PM
HIST 7250 – Topics in Public History
Offers readings, class work, and projects on selected themes and issues in public history.
Professor Kabria Baumgartner
W: 3:00PM – 6:30PM
HIST 7370 – Texts, Maps, and Networks: Readings and Methods for Digital History
Introduces the methods and practice of history in a digital age. Offers students an opportunity to see the wide variety of work being done computationally by historians and other humanists today and to obtain the background to be creative producers of new work and critical consumers of existing projects. The rise of computing technology and the Internet has the potential to reshape all parts of historical practice, from curation to research to dissemination. Examines the historian’s craft in three primary domains: the creation of digital sources, the algorithmic transformations that computers can enact on cultural materials like texts, and the new ecologies of publishing and scholarly communication made possible by new media.
Professor Jessica Linker
R: 5:00PM – 8:00PM