New article in Aeon: https://aeon.co/ideas/comics-offer-radical-opportunity-to-blend-scholarship-and-art
I am pleased to announce History for the 21st Century (H21), a project I am co-leading with Steve Harris. Supported by a $250,000 gift from the Agentives Foundation, H21 is a project to convene a collaborative effort to bring the first year history course into the 21st century. Historians building materials, lessons, and courses for historians, with student achievement and learning as a goal.
Pretty excited to have curated a special review section on Graphic Histories in this month’s American Historical Review. My introductory brief essay argues for both increased attention and more critical approaches to the genre.
On April 6th, I will keynote the Central Pennsylvania Consortium Africana Studies Conference at Dickinson College. My talk will focus on “turning innovative research on Africa into meaningful learning”. I plan to draw on my own work, including A Primer for African History, and a whole host of lessons I have learned from my peers, students, and colleagues.
Bloomsbury has published my latest book – The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914: The Crucible of Modernity. You can get it now!
Join us in Syracuse on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, for the Central New York Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference. My keynote talk will be “What Comics and Graphic Novels Can Teach Us about History and Critical Thinking Skills”. Ignore the terrible title (I’m terrible at titles) and come for the great discussion!.