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Reimagining American History: How Digital Scholarship and Media Enhance Historical Accessibility and Teachability

Tuesday, April 30, 2024 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm



This session contemplates how digital historical scholarship and media have not only made history more accessible and teachable, but also how they (along with historical research) have helped create fuller and more honest depictions of our shared past.

Digital History Professional Development Teaching and Pedagogy Survey

Session Participants

Dr. Julian Hayter, University of Richmond

Chair; Panelist

Dr. Julian Maxwell Hayter is a historian and associate professor of leadership studies at the University of Richmond. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of Washington and a Ph.d. in American history from the University of Virginia. His research focuses on modern U.S. history, Urban American history, and the American civil rights movement. He is the author of The Dream is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia. His work has been published in the Journal of Policy History, The American Historical Review, The Washington Post, New American History, and various national publications. He also regularly contributes to national and local media outlets.

Anne Evans, New American History, University of Richmond


Annie Evans is the Director of Education and Outreach for New American History at the University of Richmond. Annie is a National Geographic Society Grosvenor Teacher Fellow, a NatGeo Certified Educator and Trainer, and Co-Coordinator of the Virginia Geographic Alliance. With over 30 years of classroom and educational leadership experience, she designs curriculum and facilitates professional learning for K-16 teachers and museum educators, focusing on Historical Thinking Skills, GeoLiteracy, Instructional Coaching, Project-Based Learning, and Performance Assessments. Annie serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Teaching the Rule of Law, the Virginia is for Learners Innovation Network Steering Committee, and leads the Virginia Civics educator advisory community.