Engaged Curriculum Grants

Community-Engaged History

All communities around the world have histories, but many lack the skills and tools to recover, preserve and document their past. This project will develop a curriculum that will allow students to help research and produce history for local or global communities.

History faculty will create a series of courses that will train students in oral history, reflective-learning and public history methods so that they can create formal historical narratives in diverse settings. One focus of the project will be recording the history of marginalized communities in the Ithaca area, such as mass-incarceration survivors, refugees and immigrants, the rural poor and political activists. Courses will also be developed to build on partnerships faculty have already created with anarchist communities in Spain and with sugarcane workers and activists in rural Jamaica.

Grant type: Planning

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Engaged Curriculum Grants

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