Week 9: Making History Relevant: Digital Technology and Public Engagement

March 21


Read and Discuss:

Mangun, Kimberley. “Driving the Discussion from Relevance to Resonance: How Historians Can Inspire Passion for Place and People.” American Journalism 31, no. 1 (2014): 150-160.

Straus, Emily E., and Dawn M. Eckenrode. “Engaging Past and Present: Service-Learning in the College History Classroom.” The History Teacher 47, no. 2 (2014): 253-266.


Blog post:

Check out one or more of the podcasts listed below or one of your choice.  Write a blog post about how podcasting can be used to extend a public history audience.

Colonial Williamsburg

The Smithsonian

Footnoting History

Ben Franklin’s World



American History Untucked

Hardcore History


Stuff You Missed in History Class


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