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HIST 358 B - History Harvest

Campus: Urbana-Champaign


Students work with instructor and community collaborators to host a "History Harvest," an event during which community members share personal stories about and artifacts related to a particular event, historical development, and/or place. The class will catalog the images and recordings gathered and use them to present digital exhibits. Readings include relevant historical works for context and methodological works on public and digital history skills needed for the project. Students will develop hands-on experience with these skills. Course Information: May be repeated to a maximum of 6 undergraduate hours, if topics vary.

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Description: In a -History Harvest- course, students work with instructor and community collaborators to host events during which community members contribute documents and artifacts and stories related to a particular historical theme. The theme for the Spring 2021 History Harvest course is -Building Community through LGBTQIA+ and Independent Media Organizations and Networks in Urbana-Champaign.- It is inspired by current hunger for gathering and preserving history within and about two communities: the LGBTQIA+ community and its institutions, and the Independent Media Center, a center for gathering and communication among a variety of local community groups, who will be our collaborators in collecting, digitizing, and interpreting documents from these histories. We will endeavor to do this in a hybrid format, meeting in person as it is safe, but doing some of our collecting, cataloging and exhibit-making remotely as needed.

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Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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