Spring 2013: Historic Interpretation

New graduate seminar:  This seminar will focus on knowledge and skills necessary for interpreting history to the public, especially research and methods of communication using a variety of means and media. Readings will focus on Mid-Atlantic history, to prepare students for public history work or advanced research in the Mid-Atlantic region. The seminar also will … Read more Spring 2013: Historic Interpretation

How I Spent My Summer “Vacation” (and Spring Semester Research Leave)

I’ve been adding new content to The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia. I have been working with NYU Press on production of my next book, Capital of the World: The Race to Host the United Nations, which will be published in 2013. I have been doing research on the Cooper Street Historic District, including the history … Read more How I Spent My Summer “Vacation” (and Spring Semester Research Leave)

Course offerings for 2012-13

I’m looking forward to offering some new courses in the year ahead. In the fall, I will teach the Perspectives in History course for history majors.  We’ll put a civic engagement spin on the course by getting involved with local historical societies in the process of learning about historical research methods, historiography, and citizenship in … Read more Course offerings for 2012-13