I registered or classes back in November, but now I have my books and can give a brief descrption of each course.
HIST 593 – Historic Preservation…Mr. Darryl Nash
From the Graduate Catalog: “An introduction to the philosophy and technique of historic preservation. Course examines the Secretary of the Interior’s guidelines for restoration, state and national register forms and procedures, historic architecture, structural analysis, restoration techniques as well as the business aspects of historic preservation projects. Students undertake leadership assignments for architectural field assessments and national register nominations.”
Books: Everyday Architecture of Mid-Atlantic (By Dr. Lanier) and Twenty Buildings Every Architect Should Understand
HIST 673 – Graduate Research and Writing Seminar…Dr. Gabrielle Lanier
From the Graduate Catalog: “An intensive research and writing seminar focused on the process of conceptualizing, researching, writing and refining historical research papers grounded in primary sources. Emphasis will be on evaluation of sources, interpretation of evidence, refinement of presentation and development of professional standards of criticism. Required of all first year graduate students.”
Books: A Manual for Writers (We all know this book!!)
HIST 696 – Introduction to Public History…Dr. Gabrielle Lanier
From the Graduate Catalog: “An introduction to the varied and interdisciplinary “field” of public history – such as community/local history, historic preservation, archives, historical archaeology, museum studies, business and policy history, documentary editing and publishing, and documentary films – through readings, class discussions, occasional guest speakers, occasional field trips and an extended public history research project.”
Books: On Doing Local History, New History in an Old Museum, The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory, Domesticating History: The Political Origins of America’s House Museums, Public History: Essays from the Field, and Mickey Mouse History and Other Essays on American Memory
That is a total of nine books for the semester! Not too bad. I have also been given a different TA position for the semester and I will explain that in a post after I get back into the routine. There is still some information I need to get about that.
Later this week, I will post a outline of my 2010. It has been a life changing year! Until then…