|Thursday, April 6|
|Digital Humanities Presentations
5:00 pm--6:00 pm
|Women's History and Public Television: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting as a Resource for Historians
Endorsed by the OAH Committee on the Status of Women in the Historical Profession
This digital humanities project is an exhibition of materials from the American Archives of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). This exhibit showcases materials held by AAPB related to women's and gender history, and aims to demonstrate the usefulness of the AAPB to historians for research and teaching.
Andrea Hetley, Simmons College SLIS; American Archive of Public Broadcasting
Mapping the Mahjar
Tropy: A Digital Image Management Tool for Humanities Researchers
When We Were British: Mapping British Influence on Early America for the K–12 Classroom
|Friday, April 7
|11:00 am--12:30 pm||Carrying History outside the Classroom
This panel will share three different projects that have taken student learning outside the classroom to expand students' historical thinking and civic participation.
The first, Autry Classroom Curators, is a partnership between the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and southern California middle and high school students and teachers. The second, Ferguson Project Week, is a partnership between Saint Louis University and an international high school, United World College-USA. The third is a virtual museum and digital archive aimed at elementary and middle school students and teachers and centered on the landmark children's novel, Island of the Blue Dolphins. Each panelist will highlight their project's intersection with Common Core and C-3 standards and address the collaborative labor that underlies any project that carries students' historical thinking and civic participation outside the classroom.
Chair: Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University
• Flannery Burke, Saint Louis University
• Sara L. Schwebel, University of South Carolina
• Erik Greenberg, Autry Museum of the American West
|Saturday, April 8
|12:30 pm--1:15 pm||Chat Room Seminar:
A World Atlas of Urban Segregation: A Digital Humanities Project
Carl Nightingale, University at Buffalo
|1:15 pm--2:00 pm||Chat Room Seminar:
How to #Twitterstorian
John Fea, Messiah College; Kevin M. Schultz, University of Illinois at Chicago
|9:00 am--10:30 am||Games and History Learning: "Mission US"
Historically based games, especially digital ones, have proliferated in recent years, and so has their appearance in classrooms. Students prefer games to textbooks, to be sure, but can students really learn about history from video games? What will they learn? And how can we assess what they have learned? This participatory session with history educators involved with the creation of the award-winning "Mission US" series will explore these questions.
• Leah Potter, Electric Funstuff
• Ellen Noonan, American Social History Project and New York University