ISS 356S | VMS 358S | EDUC 356S | HISTORY 382S-01
Trudi Abel, Victoria Szabo
WF 10:05-11:20am | Rubenstein 350
The Digital Durham seminar is based on the idea that understanding the
past is a civic virtue. The course fosters awareness of the complexity
of Durham communities, including the interconnections of the white and
African-American communities in the past. The project lays bare
Durham’s experience of industrialization, immigration, segregation,
and urbanization and demonstrates how that history shapes the present
and the future. Students will engage with a broad array of primary
sources in the Rubenstein Library including maps, photographs, census
data and handwritten letters from the nineteenth century–and digital
tools which they will use to share and interpret historical documents.
This course is part of a Bass Connections 2017-18 project.