Course Description

T-Th 1:00-4:10 | Hurst 211 | Prof. Jordan Grant

This course is an opportunity for us to untangle the complicated relationship between history, memory, and the past. As a class, we will trace the contours of historical thinking, studying how historians reconstruct the past through archival research and hone their interpretations of the past through scholarly debate. Using popular films, gonzo journalism, and exhibitions as our guides, we will investigate how professional historians’ study of the past differs (or does not) from the memory-building processes of individuals, communities, and nations.