Students will be required to post a total of THREE research journal entries at the course website (October 16, October 30, and November 6), describing their experiences in seeking information and insights relevant to assigned biographical subjects from the Dickinson & Slavery initiative. The first entry should narrate the process of finding basic genealogy from Ancestry.com (due 10/16). The second entry should describe the process of researching assigned record collections at the Dickinson College Archives. The third entry should detail the results from collection searches at the Cumberland County Historical Society (CCHS). Each journal entry should occupy about 1,000 words (or 4-5 pages). The narrative posts should include properly credited images and (where relevant) hyperlinks to outside sources. Late entries will be penalized up to 5 points per day.
Some models from past courses can be found here:
- Leah Miller (History 204), Dead Ends and Red Herrings
- Colin Macfarlane (History 304), Henry W. Spradley
- Becca Solnit (Honors), What About India Now?