Bringing Things to Class

Professor Robert Blair St. George, History

Monday, November 5 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Convener: Matthew Kruer, CTL Graduate Fellow, History

Location: College Hall 214

Summary: Many historians love to think with, analyze, and historicize the objects around us. But how might we incorporate them into the classroom? What does it mean to teach with and through “things”? Robert St. George—folklorist, historian, and collector of all sorts of things—will lead us in a discussion on integrating artifacts into undergraduate course design. We will discuss the possibilities offered by this pedagogical approach, both for the classroom and for assignments, as well as how to address difficulties if and when they arise.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the History department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.