Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Historical Detective Work and Information Literacy

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

1920 Election

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.