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global history archive

The new History Department core takes a global perspective, ranging across continents and centuries, and Core Moderator Franziska Seraphim wanted to find a way for faculty to share material for these courses. The repository she and her colleague Robin Fleming have created, with the assistance of a number of the department’s graduate students, includes texts, images and maps, and can be searched by keywords and browsed through a menu which reflects the structure of the core. Instructors can contribute and comment on items and participate in forums, which will encourage ongoing exchanges about pedagogy and the teaching of history.

This repository was developed by Instructional Design and eTeaching Services staff, using the open-source content management system Drupal and applying custom graphics. The content types include "Teaching moments," or innovative composites bringing together small collections of sources to illuminate a particular topic or approach. Because much of the material is under copyright, access is limited to members of the department.

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Project Team

History Core Moderator

  • Franziska Seraphim '07
  • Professor Robin Fleming '08-'09

Content Development

  • Amanda Cragen GSAS '07-'08
  • Kylie Dodson GSAS '07
  • Melissa Catarra GSAS '07
  • Austin Mason GSAS '08-'09

Web and Database Development

  • David Alkire Graduate Web Developer IDeS

Web development supervision

  • Jamie Walker Instructional Web Developer IDeS

Graphic Design

  • Bill Porter Instructional Web Producer IDeS

Project Manager

  • Sarah Castricum Instructional Designer IDeS