The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record: An Open Symposium

Everyone is welcome to this public event on the future of the historical record. The symposium features speakers from Michigan State University, the University of Lincoln-Nebraska, and the University of Illinois, who will present their ongoing work related to digital and public history, and its uses in the classroom and beyond. The event will be simulcast.

The Classroom and the Future of the Historical Record is a three-year grant supported by the Humanities Without Walls Consortium.

9:15am: Opening Remarks: John Randolph (Illinois)
9:45-10:15 a.m.: Historical Thinking with Data: Reading, Contextualizing, Transforming and Interpreting by Sharon Leon, Brandon Locke, and Alice Lynn McMichael (MSU)
10:15-10:45 a.m.: History Harvest, Community & K-12 Pedagogy by Aaron Johnson and Patrick Jones (UNL)
10:45-11:00 a.m.: Break
11:00-11:20 a.m.: Digital Documentary Editing in the Classroom by John Randolph (Illinois)
11:20-11.40 a.m.: Public History and the Historical Record by Kathryn Oberdeck and Dan Gilbert (Illinois)
11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Summary Discussion
12:15-1:30 p.m.: Lunch Break
1:30-2:00 p.m.: Data Histories by Bonnie Mak (Illinois) and Dan Liu (Illinois/Max Planck Institute)
2:15-4:15 p.m.: Open Seminar / Discussion of Common Readings - A directed discussion of key concepts, based on readings distributed in advance.  For the readings, please see the Zotero Group Library.
4:15-5:00 p.m.: Concluding Discussion

Questions? Contact bmak [at] (Bonnie Mak)


Room 126 & Online

Event Date: 

Mon, 05/21/2018 (All day)


If you will need disability-related accommodations in order to participate, please email the contact person. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs.