Spring 2017: Cities and Suburbs (with book list)

This course focuses attention on the evolution of urban and suburban communities beginning with seaports of the eighteenth century and continuing to the security-conscious cities of today. Why do we live where we do? How do people interact in urban and suburban communities? What opportunities and challenges do residents and leaders of cities and suburbs … Read more Spring 2017: Cities and Suburbs (with book list)

Fall 2016: Issues in Public History (updated book list and assignment for first class)

This seminar will go behind the scenes of the production and communication of history in settings such as museums, historic sites, and archives, and in the digital realm. We will learn from controversies such as the display of the Enola Gay at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., and the creation of … Read more Fall 2016: Issues in Public History (updated book list and assignment for first class)

NEH Teacher Institute: Cultures of Independence

Applications are now being accepted for this new teacher workshop funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.  Cultures of Independence: Perspectives on Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom will raise awareness of how Independence Hall has been involved in the ongoing process of creating a nation and civic life, not just in the … Read more NEH Teacher Institute: Cultures of Independence

Book List Added: Fall 2014, Issues in Public History (Graduate)

Course description: Historians play a vital role in creating an engaged and informed citizenry. This seminar provides an in-depth examination of the issues and controversies that arise for historians and the public in settings such as historic sites and museums. The seminar also serves as an introduction to research in public history, a field of … Read more Book List Added: Fall 2014, Issues in Public History (Graduate)

Spring 2014: Cities and Suburbs (512:364)

The following books for this course have been ordered through the University District Bookstore: American Urban Form (2013), by Sam Bass Warner and Andrew Whittemore Crabgrass Frontier (1987), by Kenneth Jackson American Urban Reader (2010), by Steven H. Corey and Lisa Krissoff Boehm (Companion website: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415803984/)