Lost and Found in the Nineteenth Century (HIS2142.01)

Eileen Scully

This is an immersion in “portraiture,” a unique methodology that “seeks to unveil the universal truths and resonant stories that lie in the specifics and complexity of everyday life.” Using online materials, including historical newspapers, censuses and vital records, we will draw up a list of people to “look for,” such as runaway slaves, absconding debtors, eloping spouses, and so on. Through “portraiture” as both a tool and outcome of our research, we will compile and craft profiles and narratives of individuals who in their own time were lost, exiled, or on the run.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
M 4:10pm - 6:00pm; Th 4:10pm - 6:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 22
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Four Credit, 2000, History, Eileen Scully, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, and tagged , , .