Announcement: The Course Transformation Project Continues This Week

The Course Transformation Project in the history department is hosting a series of lunch workshops for faculty and graduate students. This week’s theme is: History and its New Pedagogues. This workshop turns its attention to learning history and how we can bring some of the insights from the last session on participatory learning into the unique and demanding discipline in which we are trained and in which we work. The workshop will meet Friday, October 18 in GAR 1.122 at noon.


They’ll start with Lendol Calder’s short article, “Uncoverage: Toward a Signature Pedagogy for the History Survey” (available here). Faculty and graduate students (regardless of your particular field) are encouraged to participate. RSVP to Jessica Luther.

Announcement: Photography Workshop this Thursday!

Calling all AMS-ers! Join us this Thursday evening for an exciting workshop with Austin photographer Marshall Wright entitled, “Photography as Parallel Oral History Practice.” The workshop will take place on Thursday, May 3, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm in BUR 436A. The workshop is open to AMS grad students, AMS faculty, and Foodways Texas oral historians.

Photograph by Marshall Wright for Edible Austin

Here is what our very own Dr. Elizabeth Engelhardt has to say about Marshall Wright:
Marshall Wright, one of Austin’s most accomplished food photographers, a Foodways Texas member, and a generally gifted food writer, thinker, and artist, will be leading a workshop for the AMS community. How do you use your camera to tell a parallel story when conducting an interview or oral history? How do you do it even when you’re not a photographer? How could we use images to enrich AMS research more broadly? What might the visual add to our written and spoken texts in practice?
You can learn more about Marshall (and view some of his photography projects) here. You can follow him on Twitter here.

Questions? Email Elizabeth Engelhardt,

And don’t forget to check the AMS::ATX calendar for more great events!