The University of Delaware Faculty Commons Book Club will meet Thursday, May 18, at 12:00 p.m., to discuss Teaching History in the Digital Age by T. Mills Kelly. This session will be facilitated co-facilitated by Tracy Jentzsch, Program Coordinator, Museum Studies Program and Regional Digital Humanities Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center, and Katherine Grier, Professor of History and Director of the Museum Studies Program. Register.

Teaching History in the Digital Age provides guidance for practitioners hoping to leverage powerful digital media tools in the research, writing and teaching of history. Drawing on the scholarship of teaching and learning, T. Mills Kelly’s practical and accessible text covers topics such as how to teach historical thinking, helping students evaluate online information in an era of information abundance, guiding students in using historical sources and to support students through the process of creating historical products.  

While primarily geared toward those who teach and grapple with pedagogical challenges in the field of history, there are many great ideas for helping students cultivate a scholarly mindset in the digital age that will appeal to those who teach in other disciplines.

Mills Kelly will be a keynote speaker at the 2017 Summer Faculty Institute. His talk, Trails, Traces, and Teaching in the Digital Age will draw from his research, teaching, and long experience directing major digital humanities projects.

Kelly is Professor of History at George Mason University, and a national expert in the scholarship of teaching and learning in history and its intersections with digital humanities. From 2001-2011 Kelly was an associate director of George Mason’s award-winning Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, where he has been either co-director or principal investigator on three major website projects funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is also the author of more than a dozen articles on the intersection of historical pedagogy and digital humanities. Kelly has a BA from the University of Virginia, an MA from George Washington University, and PhD from George Washington University.

The book is released as an open access title, and is freely available online.

The meeting for this book will be Thursday, May 18, at 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Faculty Commons, 116 Pearson Hall. Drinks and dessert will be provided. RSVP requested.

The UD Library is thrilled to partner with the Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center to sponsor this discussion of Teaching History in the Digital Age.

The Faculty Commons is always looking for book club facilitators. Those who are interested in leading a discussion or sponsoring a session in the future can contact

For more information about these events, visit the Faculty Commons website.

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