"May 1st 1918, Petrograd"


Behold – an exploration of digital concepts and tools related to historical study, set within the online environment of remote teaching. All amid the raised stakes of learning during a pandemic. A field gains urgency before our eyes.

This graduate course offered by the VCU Department of History in partnership with the ALT-Lab is intended for the skeptics, the newcomers, the fellow travelers, and the fatigued. We will consider the cautions and affordances of this expanding field. Hopefully we will develop some new skills targeted toward public history, historical research, historical presentation, and collaboration. And we will upend the stodgy old order of things, or we will sell our souls to the neoliberal machine, depending on whom you ask.

We are going to make it.



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