Schedule

Week 1: Introduction & Orientation

  • August 28: Introduction
  • August 30: What is history? Class Discussion.  Also read “Digital Identity
  • September 1: Website Portfolio Workshop

Week 2: Student Introductions

  • September 4: Labor Day (no class)
  • September 6: Introductory Presentations
  • September 8: Introductory Presentations

Week 3: Introduction to History Writing

  • September 11: Bring draft of “About Me” (hard copy) to class for peer review and class discussion. Review following student websites:
    • Natalie Griffitts (http://nataliegriffitts.com)
    • Amanda Halprin (http://www.amandahalprin.com)
    • Dominique Giles (http://www.tiredmimi.com)
    • Amy Wallace (http://hist329.amywallaceumw.com)
    • Nancy Milroy (http://www.humansofumw.com)
  • September 13: Read “Writing as Communication” (posted on class blog). Bring laptops to explore the Chicago Manual of Style.
  • September 15: How to find a topic class discussion. Final versions of “About Me” posted on your website before class.

Week 4: Types of History

  • September 18: Read “Historical Awareness” and “Uses of History” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • September 20: Read “Mapping the Discipline of History” and “Historical Consciousness” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • September 22: Bring literature review topic (hard copy) to class for peer review and class discussion. These documents will be handed it.

Week 5: Immigration Historiography (1950s-1970s)

  • September 25: Read Robert M. Citino, “Military Histories Old and New” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • September 27: Read Excerpts from “Immigration Portrayed as an Experience of Uprootedness;” “Immigration Portrayed as an Experience and Transplantation;” and “From The Uprooted to The Transplanted” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • September 29: Jack Bales Session on Library Databases (Simpson 225)

Week 6: Immigration Historiography (1990s)

  • October 2: Read “Hyphen-Nation” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 4: Read “Immigrant Women: Nowhere at Home” and “Women’s Place in the History of the Irish Diaspora” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 6: “The Invention of Ethnicity in the United States,” “Race, Nation, Culture in Recent Immigration Studies” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

Week 7: Immigration Historiography (21st Century)

  • October 9: Read and “More Trans-, Less “National;” “Globalizing Migration Histories?” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 11: Read “Nation of Migrants, Historians of Migration;” “A Part and Apart” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 13: Read “Selling the East in the American South” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

Week 8: State of Historiography Today and in the Future

  • October 16: Fall Break
  • October 18: Read “History in the New Millennium” (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 20: Bring draft of secondary source analysis (hard copy) to class for peer review.

Week 9: 21st Century U.S. Immigration Histories

  • October 23: Read Excerpts from The Italian American Table (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 25: Read Excerpts from National Insecurities (posted on class blog)

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • October 27: Bring annotated bibliography (hard copy) of 10 books and/or articles on topic for peer review. This document will be handed in.

Week 10: Timelines and Historiography

  • October 30: DTLT Session on Timelines. Final version of secondary source analysis is due on your website by the beginning of class.
  • November 1: Timelines Workshop.
  • November 3: Read Pegler-Gordon Book Reviews (posted on class blog).

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

Week 11: Book Reviews vs. Literature Reviews

  • November 6: Read “20 Years of Irish American History” and “No Lamps Were Lit for Them: Angel Island and Asian American Historiography”

*** Blog Post Due Before Class ***

  • November 8: Bring book reviews to class (hard copy) for peer review.
  • November 10: No Class (American Studies Annual Conference)

Week 12: Careers in History

  • November 13: Visit Career Services (University Center,  Suite 206)
  • November 15: Read “Career Planning as an Undergraduate in History” (http://blog.historians.org/2015/06/ba-in-history-career-planning/)
  • November 17: Workshop on formal presentations. Final versions of book review are due on your website before class begins.

Week 13: Thanksgiving

  • November 20: Catch Up Day. Final versions of timelines are due on your website before class begins.
  • November 22: Thanksgiving (no class)
  • November 24: Thanksgiving (no class)

Week 14: Final Presentations

  • November 27: Presentations
  • November 29: Presentations
  • December 1: Presentations

Week 15: Finalizing Website

  • December 4: Bring draft of literature review (hard copy) to class for peer review.
  • December 6: Final Domain Workshop
  • December 8: Please attend the Fall History and American Studies Symposium

Week 16: Finals Week

  • December 15: Final literature reviews are due on your website by noon.

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