Schedule

Course meeting time:

MWF 9:05am-12:05pm

Leyburn 102


Week 1

Monday 4/25

  • Introductions
  • Who is the Public and what do they want from history?
  • Intro to Colonial Williamsburg
  • Assignment #1 introduced

Readings for Wednesday:

Wednesday 4/27

  • Readings Discussion
  • Physical and Digital Sites of Memory
  • Trip Prep

Thursday 4/28 WILLIAMSBURG TRIP

 

8:30 am Meet at top of W&L parking garage
Early Afternoon Lunch in Williamsburg
1:00 pm Hotel and Visitor Center Check-in
2:00 pm – 6:30 pm Activities Scavenger Hunt PART ONE!
7:00 pm Dinner with Profs. Brooks and Stillo at Shield’s Tavern (reserved table, so be on time!)
Evening Free time

Friday 4/29 WILLIAMSBURG TRIP

8:00 am – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out
9:00am – 3:00pm Activities Scavenger Hunt PART TWO!
3:30 Meet at Hotel to Leave CW

Week 2

Readings for Monday:

Monday 5/2

Assignment #1: Williamsburg paper due by 9am

  • Colonial Williamsburg discussion and decompression
  • Digital tools and methodologies
  • Introduction to Assignment #2
  • Research workshop

Slides

Readings for Wednesday:

Wednesday 5/4

  • Public History on W&L’s campus
  • Visit to Lee Chapel with Lucy Wilkins
  • Visit to Reeves Center with Ron Fuchs

Reading for Friday

Friday 5/6

  • Museums in the Digital Age discussion
  • Makerspaces in Libraries
  • IQ Center visit with Dave Pfaff

Week 3

Reading for Monday

  • “The Town of Lexington” in The Architecture of Historic Lexington, 1-48.

Monday 5/9

Assignment #2 Due

Assignment #2 Presentations

  • Introduction to Assignment #3
  • Visit to W&L Library Special Collections

Reading for Wednesday

Wednesday 5/11

  • Introduction to Curatescape platform
  • Research planning sessions

Friday 5/13

  • Research in Special Collections
  • Walking tour activity (on-site photography)

Week 4

Reading for Monday

Monday 5/16

  • Project assembly
  • Metadata discussion

Wednesday 5/18

Presentations on Assignment #3

Friday 5/20

Spring term fair