November 25, 2020

November Round-Up: Remote Teaching with Primary Sources

For the November edition of the Teaching SIG Blog, the team has collected some links for readers interested in learning more about what teaching with primary sources has been like in an online/remote environment. This includes blog posts and articles, conference sessions and recordings, and some more traditionally scholarly sources for in-depth reading.

Did you write something or share out a presentation that would be helpful to add to this list? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Blog Posts and Online Articles:

Colloquiums + and Recorded Presentations:

Academic Articles and Case Studies:

  • “Teaching with Primary Sources Remotely” by Kaitlin Springmier (August 2020):
    https://www2.archivists.org/sites/all/files/TWPSCase_15_Teaching_With_Primary_Sources_Remotely.pdf 
    A case study via the Society of American Archivists Case Studies on Teaching with Primary Sources.
  • “Teaching with Digital Primary Sources: Literacies, Finding and Evaluating, Citing, Ethics, and Existing Models” by Brianna Gormly, Maura Seale, Hannah Alpert-Abrams, Andi Gustavson, Angie Kemp, Thea Lindquist, and Alexis Logsdon (October 2019): https://doi.org/10.21428/65a6243c.6b419f2b
    This white paper explores the opportunities and challenges of teaching with digital primary sources, including relevant literacies and issues in finding, evaluating, and citing digital primary sources, emphasizing ethical use and concluding with existing models for teaching.
  • McPeek, Melinda, Jennifer Piegols, and Ian Post. 2020. “Reconceptualizing the Classroom: An Immersive Digital Primary Source Exercise During COVID-19.” Museum and Society 18 (3): 337–40. https://doi.org/10.29311/mas.v18i3.3534.
    The Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture is part of the Libraries at Salisbury University and serves as a campus humanities research laboratory. With the closure of the University campus in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff and faculty quickly transitioned to online instruction. In response, Nabb Center staff initiated several activities including virtual classroom projects, online exhibits, and the creation of a COVID-19 collection. These activities unexpectedly presented our organization with new opportunities to expand our engagement within the University and broader community and will have a lasting impact on our instruction and outreach beyond the pandemic.

Post by: Jenna Dufour, Research Librarian for Visual Arts, UC Irvine

Image Sources (as of 11/24/2020):
1: Ula Kuźma via Unsplash (free high quality photos): https://unsplash.com/photos/9i4DHlC80AQ.
2: Phyllis Klotman with Frances Stubbs and Gloria Gibson at the Black Film Center/Archive in 1986 via New York Times.
3: Student librarian arranging a doll in a display case in Denison Library, Scripps College, 1960, via Calisphere: https://calisphere.org/item/f0567e4c70ed46934e53b19791388066.

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