Project Tag: history

Indigenous Futures

Indigenous Futures: Decolonizing NYC—Documenting the Lenape Trail

by Jack Tchen and Noa Fuller Spring 2018 (Teaching-with-Technology Grant Awardee) Decolonizing the Classroom: New Tech & Critical Pedagogy Indigenous Futures is a class that addresses the ideas of regional and global colonization—and the myriad possibilities of decolonization—in the content and materials, but with special focus given to our pedagogical approach. We sought to have …

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shadow lines

Shadow Lines

by Eugenia Kisin Spring 2018 (Teaching-with-Technology Grant Awardee) Shadow Lines is a digital database and mapping project that traces the movement of Native American-made objects into collecting institutions and between communities. Expanding on objects as the material of social relations, Shadow Lines explores the relational cultures of collecting, and how these intersect with complex histories …

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Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

Social Theory and Curatorial Practice

by Eugenia Kisin Spring 2017 Caring about Curating What is a curator? From the Latin curare, which means both “to cure” and “to care for,” curators are people who make choices about how to display things—and sometimes the things called art—for others. Both “caring” and “curing” are integral to this work, as “caring” involves considerable …

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(Dis)placed Urban Histories

(Dis)Placed Urban Histories

Rebecca Amato Spring 2017 (Dis)Placed Urban Histories invites students to become historians in their own right, by producing primary historical sources. The Spring 2017 iteration of the course encouraged students to conduct archival and secondary research, produce collaborative oral histories with neighborhood residents and business owners, and meet with activists who are working to protect …

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The History of Environmental Science before Darwin

The History of Environmental Science before Darwin

by Peder Anker Fall 2015 Natural Environments, Digital Discussions The History of Environmental Science before Darwin is an interdisciplinary seminar taught in the fall semester by Peder Anker. This seminar provides an overview of the history of the environmental sciences from ancient times up until the publication of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species. Its …

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