LEWIS & CLARK COLLEGE





Prof. David Campion







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SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

FALL 2011

Week IAug 30-Sep 1Introduction / Libraries
Week IISep 6-8Special Collections / Bibliographies
Week IIISep 13-15Archival Research
Week IVSep 20-22History before Print
Week VSep 27-29Government and Online Sources
Week VIOct 4-6Organized Religion and History
Week VIIOct 11-13Oral History / News Media
Week VIIIOct 18-20The Living and the Dead
Week IXOct 25-27History across Space
Week XNov 1-3Art and Archaeology
Week XINov 8-10Artifacts and Images
Week XIINov 15-17Oral History Presentations
Week XIIINov 22-24Oral History Presentations continued
Week XIVNov 29-Dec 1Final Editing Project Presentations
Week XVDec 6Conclusion



Week I: Introduction / Libraries

Aug 30: Introduction: What is history and what is it good for?
Sep 1: Library resources (with Dan Kelley, history reference librarian)
-------- —meet in Watzek Library at main reference desk


Reading:
Cannadine, 1-18
Kyvig and Marty, 1-60
Presnell, 1-43




Week II: Special Collections / Bibliographies

Sep 6: Introduction to special collections and museum exhibits (with Doug Erickson, Head of Special Collections)
-------- —meet in Watzek Library outside Special Collections room
Sep 8: Introduction to bibliographies and citations


Reading:
Cannadine, 19-35
Turabian, 141-280
Presnell, 86-91




Week III: Archival Research

Sep 13: Introduction to archives (with Doug Erickson, Head of Special Collections)
-------- —meet in Watzek Library outside Special Collections room
Sep 15: More from the archives (selection of archives online)


Reading:
Cannadine, 132-147
Kyvig and Marty, 91-112
Presnell, 92-135
Ann Laura Stoler, "Colonial Archives and the Arts of Governance" in Archival Science (2) 2000
Joseph Turrini, "The Historical Profession and Archival Education," in AHA Perspectives (45:5) 2007
Yoav Al-Capua, "Egypt's Fight for Historical Memory," in Al Jazeera (English), 20 Feb 2011

Suggested films: Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others (2007), Das Schreckliche Mädchen / The Nasty Girl (1990)




Week IV: History before Print

Sep 20: Manuscripts, paleography and codicology (with Ben Westervelt, Department of History)
Sep 22: The dating game: chronology and history


Reading:
Cannadine, 80-131
D.C. Greetham, "Reading the Text: Paleography" in Textual Scholarship, 169-270

B.L. Ullman, Ancient Writing and its Influence, 118-158, 174-188




Week V: Government and Online Sources

Sep 27: Books and primary sources online
Sep 29: Government records (with Dan Kelley; meet in Watzek Library classroom)


Reading:
Cannadine, 36-56
Kyvig and Marty, 61-90
Presnell, 44-60, 136-158
Barbara Weinstein, "Let the Sunshine In: Government Records and National Insecurities" in AHA Perspectives (45:4) 2007




Week VI: Organized Religion and History

Oct 4: Parish, missionary, and census records as historical resources
Oct 6: FALL BREAK (NO CLASS)


Reading:
Cannadine, 57-79
Eamon Duffy, "Preface" in The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village, 1-47
Peter Laslett, "Births, Marriages, and Deaths" in The World We Have Lost, 106-121

Memorials:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
British Association of Cemeteries in South Asia (BACSA)
ANZAC Commemorative Site (Government of Australia)


EDITING PROJECT PROPOSAL DUE OCT 4



Week VII: Oral History / News Media

Oct 11: Living memory and history; an introduction to oral history
-------- Film: The Fog of War, 7-10PM, Miller 102
Oct 13: Newspapers, journals, and periodicals (with Dan Kelley; meet in Watzek Library classroom)


Reading:
Kyvig and Marty, 113-132
Presnell, 61-80
"Deathly Archive: Terrorists and Historians" in The Economist, Jan 2012
Studs Terkel, "Introduction" in "The Good War": An Oral History of World War II, 3-16
Haruko and Theodore Cook, "Introduction to a Lost War" in Japan at War: An Oral History, 5-20

Required film: Errol Morris: The Fog of War (2003)
Suggested films: Errol Morris: The Thin Blue Line (1988), Ken Burns: The War (2007)




Week VIII: The Living and the Dead

Oct 18: Cemeteries, monuments and memorials
Oct 20: Cemeteries, monuments and memorials (cont.)


Reading:
Jonathan Schneer, "London in 1900" in London 1900: The Imperial Metropolis, 3-36
Stephen Blake, "Cityscape of an Imperial Capital: Shahjahanabad in 1739" and Thomas Metcalf, "Architecture and Empire: Sir Herbert Baker and the Building of New Delhi" in Robert Frykenberg (ed.), Delhi through the Ages: Essays in Urban History




Week IX: History across Space

Oct 25: Mapping history: cartography, geography, and historical research
Oct 27: Architectural, urban, and environmental history


Reading:
Kyvig and Marty, 177-210
Presnell, 159-176
Ian Barrow, "Territory, History, and Legitimacy" in Making History, Drawing Territory: British mapping in India, c.1756-1905, 1-34
Matthew Edney, "The Ideologies and Practices of Mapping and Imperialism" Mapping an Empire: The Geographical Construction of British India, 1765-1843, 1-36




Week X: Art and Archaeology

Nov 1: Archaeology, anthropology, and history
Nov 3: Methods in art history (with Dawn Odell, Department of Art)


Reading:
Kyvig and Marty, 159-176
Presnell, 177-205
Bernard Cohn, "An Anthropologist among the Historians: A Field Study" in South Atlantic Quarterly (61:1) 1962, 1-49
Alan Mayne, "On the Edges of History: Reflections on Historical Archaeology" in American Historical Review (113:1) 2008
"Nasty, Brutish and not that Short" in The Economist, Dec 2010

Suggested film: The Rape of Europa (2006)


EDITING PROJECT INTRODUCTION AND BIBLIOGRAPHY DUE NOV 3



Week XI: Artifacts and Images

Nov 8: Material culture as historical evidence
Nov 10: Using photographic records


Reading:
Kyvig and Marty, 133-158, 211-256
Presnell, 206-238

Suggested film: Standard Operating Procedure (2008)


ORAL HISTORY PROJECT DUE NOV 10



Week XII: Oral History Presentations

Nov 15: Presentation of oral history projects
Nov 17: Presentation of oral history projects




Week XIII: Oral History Presentations continued

Nov 22: Presentation of oral history projects
Nov 24: THANKSGIVING (NO CLASS)




Week XIV: Final Editing Project Presentations

Nov 29: Presentation of final editing projects
Dec 1: Presentation of final editing projects




Week XIV: Conclusion

Dec 6: Presentation of final editing projects; Conclusion and final discussion


FINAL EDITING PROJECT DUE AT 5:00 PM DEC 7




The Bayeux Tapestry chronicling the events leading up to the Norman invasion of England in 1066; Bayeux, Normandy, France. Exact date of origin unknown, believed to have been woven in England

Created by campion@lclark.edu
Updated: August 2014