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Tuesday, May 31 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
History Corps@UIOWA: Project Centered Learning

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How can humanistic departments train their students to engage with the public and with social justice? How does collaborative project driven work enrich graduate scholarship in the humanities? Our panel presents a model for history graduate education that provide means of addressing these questions. The University of Iowa's History Corps is a graduate student-led public humanities and digital humanities working group that provides its members with training in primary source research, publicly engaged scholarship, and collaborative project development and education. This working group breaks the real and imagined barriers that can separate scholar from scholar and scholar from the public by approaching scholastic training from the perspective of collaboration and service-learning,. In this presentation, three History Corps members will highlight the key features of our project-centered model and share their own civically informed scholarship. The goal of this presentation is to stress the advantages of collaboratively-centered, project-based scholarship for graduate students in the humanities.


David De La Torre

PhD Student, University of Iowa

Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:00pm - 5:15pm CDT
Nebraska Room 335

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