Course Abstract

History 304, “Historiography and Advanced Methods,” with Professor Matthew Pinsker, meets at Dickinson College during spring semester 2011 on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 130pm in Denny 112.  Course texts include Sam Wineburg’s Historical Thinking and Other Unnatural Acts (2001) and numerous articles by scholars such as Ira Berlin, David Blight, William Cronon, Daniel Walker Howe, Linda Kerber and Jill Lepore.  For this course, sStudents will conduct advanced research in archives and databases, experiment with group projects in video documentary and GIS mapping, and will submit an extended historiographical essay.