History and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Today’s Students

Solicited by the OAH Committee on Teaching

Friday, April 16, 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Type: Lightning Round

Tags: General/Survey; Teaching and Pedagogy


The discipline of history has an intimate and enduring relationship with the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL). Historians were among the movement’s founders in the 1990s, and since then several have been in the vanguard of innovative research and practice in teaching, learning, and assessment. In this session, scholars, all associated with history SoTL, will lay out a variety of positions and provocations about best practice and possible futures with a view to stimulating constructive dialogue, debate, and difference. Subjects will include (but will certainly not be limited to) decolonizing the curriculum, decoding the disciplines, and the digital humanities.

Session Participants

Chair: Peter D'Sena, Associate Professor of History, Education University of Hertfordshire

Chair: Richard Lowry Hughes, Illinois State University

Presenter: Lendol G. Calder, Augustana College

Presenter: Sarah Drake Brown, Ball State University

Presenter: Fritz Fischer, University of Northern Colorado

Presenter: Krista Grensavitch, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee