Daniel Gifford, George Mason University
Cassandra A. Good, Marymount University
Whitney Martinko, Villanova University
In this roundtable, scholars who teach American history with material culture and historic sites will offer best practices and reflect on lessons learned in brief presentations. Zara Anishanslin describes how she integrates the study of objects and images into the US history survey. Bridging the museum and university worlds, Daniel Gifford offers perspectives for faculty who are teaching without physical collections they once relied upon. Cassandra Good and Whitney Martinko provide case studies of courses taught in collaboration, respectively, with a museum and a historic site. The panelists will then discuss larger themes and engage with audience questions.