Introduction to Public History - Fall 2021

Synchronous Class: 6:30-9:00PM Wednesdays

Weekly Deadlines: Wednesdays: Flipgrid Reflections, Active Participation Surveys Fridays: Flipgrid Responses, Twitter & Twitter Responses


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Hi, I’m Lindsey Passenger Wieck, and I’ll be your professor this semester. Welcome to the class! My pronouns are she/her/hers.

You can reach me in the following ways:

Email: [email protected]

Office phone: 210-431-8063

For quick questions, texting me is easiest.

For more detailed questions, email, set up a meeting time, or drop in during student hours.

If I don't respond within 24 hours during the week or 48 hours over the weekend, please feel free to follow up.

📌 Zoom links for class and for student hours are available on Canvas.

My student hours are on Zoom from [TBA] and from 5-6PM on Wednesdays [location TBA]. I am delighted to meet you at other times - just click here to make an appointment or email me if these times won't work for you.

Student hours are time set aside just for you. Drop by to chat about anything you want!

What are we here to do?

We'll learn about a variety of fields and contexts in which public historians work, while talking about methods, debates, and theories in the field of public history. We will learn strategies for presenting historical narrative and interpretation in public settings. We will experience real world public history settings through participating in networking with community partners, interacting with guest speakers, and hands-on activities.

Here are our learning goals for this semester:

Here are some skills you'll practice in this course: