Teaching LGBT History with Digital Humanities

AHA Session 257
Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History 13
Saturday, January 6, 2018: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Thurgood Marshall East (Marriott Wardman Park, Mezzanine Level)
Stephen Vider, Bryn Mawr College
Monica Mercado, Colgate University
Lauren Gutterman, University of Texas at Austin
Amanda H. Littauer, Northern Illinois University
Elizabeth Reis, Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York

Session Abstract

In this roundtable, faculty members will share ideas, resources, and experiences regarding their use of digital humanities tools for teaching LGBT history. In survey classes and seminars, multimedia resources enhance student engagement, deepen students’ understanding, and raise compelling interpretive questions. Presenters will discuss their use of podcasts, online exhibits, peer-reviewed and student-generated blogs, digitized student-author interviews, online oral history collections, and other resources, commenting on how they have integrated these sources into their learning objectives, assignments, and conventional and online sessions. Audience members are strongly encouraged to share their own experiences and resources in what will hopefully be a lively and collaborative session.
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