This year witnessed the launch of a new series of archive-based courses for Duke undergraduates. “Archives Alive” is a collaboration between the Libraries and the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences.
The goal is to develop a series of courses that allow students to develop innovative and significant projects based on original materials held in the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, with a view toward making history real and relevant.
Students get first-hand exposure to advanced research practices and immersive learning that goes beyond traditional coursework. The first Archives Alive courses to be offered this year (Fall 2015) are “Modern and Contemporary African American Art,” “Gender and Philosophy,” and “Topics in Digital History and Humanities: NC Jukebox.” Spring 2016 course offerings include "History of the Book" and "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow."
To find out more about the Archives Alive initiative, read an article about it on DukeToday.
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