"Don't Retreat. Teach Citizenship" emphasizes the role undergraduate educators can play in cultivating civility, empathy, and civic literacy across the curriculum at a moment when such aptitudes seem in short supply. The commentary draws on insights from the book Citizenship Across the Curriculum (Indiana UP, 2010), co-edited by Smith and his co-authors.
On December 1 several members of the history department helped to put the recent election in historical perspective and then had a discussion with about 25 members of the IC community in Textor 103. Michael Trotti offered a digest of statistics that showed just how unusual this election was. Pearl Ponce reflected on the way executive power in the U.S. has ebbed and flowed over...
In the first two-thirds of the fall semester, Professor Michael Trotti taught a 1 credit course "U.S. Elections in Historical Context." He hoped to harness the energy of and attention to the 2016 presidential race to engage students in a historical exploration of elections in this country. "I believed the interested aroused by the election provided a...
Karin Breuer won a grant to attend a NEH Summer Institute entitled “Teaching the Reformation after Five Hundred Years.”
For two days of intensive discussion of on-going research projects, scholars from Germany, Austria, Greece, and the United States gathered at “The Politics and Polemics of Gender in Early American Theater” conference in Salzburg, Austria. On Friday, Friday September 30, 2016, Conger presented her paper entitled “Deborah Read Franklin and Sally Franklin Bache: Intergenerational Cultural Performances of Politics."