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Guest Post: Reading Letters

Continuing our series on the ways we bring research into the classroom, Christy Pottroff discusses how and why she uses physical letters as a pedagogical tool. Christy is a a Mellon Dissertation Fellow in Early Material Texts at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and a Ph.D. candidate in English at Fordham University. Her dissertation, “Citizen Technologies:…

Learning by Doing: Teaching the History Capstone Course

Nearly all undergraduate history programs have a required capstone course for their majors, an opportunity for students to draw on the knowledge learned in their history courses and use research skills to produce an original piece of scholarship. At my university (a mid-sized public institution), our capstone courses focus on specific topics ranging from “The…