Bennington Past and Present (HIS4408.01)

Eileen Scully

This is a hands-on workshop in Bennington local history, with attention to the wider contexts of Vermont and New England. Readings and an array of online materials situate students in the broad political, social, and environmental history and dynamics of local and regional history. The course will offer opportunities for student-run workshops, field trips (if local health protocols permit), and virtual conversations with a variety of relevant practitioners. Expectations include weekly readings, assignments, discussions, impromptu presentations, and individuals or collaborative projects.


Learning Outcomes:
1 Successfully collaborating with others on a range of activities
2. Practicing the theory and methods of local history as a discipline and profession
3. Constructing an independent research project relating to local history in Bennington or other places of interest
3. Building connections with others in the surrounding community who are involved in preserving and sharing local history, such as museums, associations, and heritage tourism entrepreneurs



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Interested students, please email the instructor (escully@bennington.edu) beginning two weeks before the start of registration, with a brief statement of interest that includes information about your previous courses, FWTs, and concentration areas.
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T 2:10PM - 5:50PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: Every 2-3 years

Categories: All courses , History , Fully In-Person
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