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“Why I Love History”

Saturday, March 25, 2017, I was an invited speaker at the annual banquet of the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. …

How we went North…

When Charlie Hardy suggested I collaborate with him on a class using old oral history interviews he recorded with African Americans who …

Goin’ North Update

It’s October, and our students in HIS 601/HON 452 are continuing their progress on our Goin’ North project focused on the first Great …

Goin’ North

I have a mild case of the beginning of semester jitters. But mostly, I’m excited. My one new course for Fall is …

Collaborating with Zotero

I think after 4 semesters experimenting with Zotero in the classroom that I have figured out a practical and fairly streamlined way to collaborate …

Listen to the Voice of Quilting

I’m thrilled for the opportunity to join Pat Sloan, aka “The Voice of Quilting” for her American Patchwork and Quilting radio show next Monday, …

Ed Tech Dilemmas

Today I returned to the classroom. I suppose it is too cliche to even mention how fast the summer flew by. During …

Spending the day at PhillyDH@Penn

Written last week…. at PhillyDH@Penn. I’m sitting in the last session of a great day of digital humanities workshops and unconference sessions at …

Happy Dylan Week!

One of the pleasures of teaching the history of American popular culture…