Monday, May 4, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Homemade Face Mask with Instructions
If you work or study at St. Bonaventure University, we hope you take a few minutes to reflect and document this experience.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Josie, Alex, and Kurt in History 419 (Computer Lab in Friedsam Memorial Library)
Josie Barcley, Alex Jodush, and Kurt Stitzel (pictured above in History 419: Digital History and Archival Practices) have set out to capture at least some of the Bonas experience during the pandemic. Growing out of a discussion with University Archivist Dennis Frank that there are very few records from the 1918 pandemic at St. Bonaventure University, the three students proposed that they set up a system and start collecting documents and reflections on what the 2020 pandemic has meant for the SBU community.
This is a work in progress, but the Josie, Alex, and Kurt are reaching out to students and others to ask them to share their materials. You can learn more on the archives web site or you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Is it real, or is it Memorex?
Henry Ford once famously said that history is bunk. During the Fall 2020 semester, Professor Chris Dalton is taking on that charge in History 106: The Art of Historical Detection. Students will apply historical methods to exam bunk history. In this age of fake news, misinformation, and deep fakes, determining what is real is a valuable skill. How do we tell what is real? Some might call it information literacy, we call it debunking.
Thursday, February 13, 2020
The folks at the Jandoli School of Communication are doing good work. Check out the Jandoli Institute. The published two essays of mine comparing the 1920 and 2020 elections, America First: Make America Nostalgic Again and Like Writing History with Lightning: The Politics of Nostalgia and the New Media.