Digital History Courses
As a digital public historian, Dr. Earls both models good practices of the field through her podcast and collaborative digital publication work, and instructs students in methods and modes of digital public history engagement. She developed a three-course Digital History series - Digital History: Storytelling, DH: 101 to 3.0, and DH: Documentaries - where she focuses exclusively on digital history methodologies. Students have produced podcasts, built digital museums, written essays for popular history blogs, edited and created Wikipedia pages, produced short documentaries (like the two below), and created collaborative Google maps using archives like the Old Bailey online.
Pictured: Students in the 2019 Digital History: Documentaries class pose on the "red carpet" at their film premiere.
Spring 2019 was the first run of Digital History: Documentaries course, where students watched, evaluated, and contemplated examples of other filmmakers' work, and then made films of their own, learning (by doing) Adobe Premiere Pro, and exploring the historical roots of current issues/problems. Here are two of the final products.
In 2018, students worked together in Dr. Earls' Digital History 101 to 3.0 to build a digital museum for Fort St Pierre