Ekstase und Elend is a freely accessible, multimedia website designed for an intermediate-to-advanced German-language course on the cultural history of German-speaking Central Europe in the twentieth-century. Presenting an inclusive history including women’s history, LGBTQ+ history, Germans of Color, and other historically underrepresented groups, the website features an interactive, multimedia timeline and links to key primary […]
Students read an article by Gavriel Rosenfeld on the image of Hitler and then conduct original research to analyze how American newspapers interpreted Mussolini.
This assignment ask students to examine local newspapers for information, reports, and opinions about 39 different Holocaust-era events and then submit articles they find to a national database at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (USHMM).
Students in this graduate seminar on Weimar Germany create an annotated syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate course on a topic of their choosing, related to the Weimar era (1919-1933).
This timeline project required each student to contribute entries about 10 primary sources, from online repositories such as German History in Documents and Images and the German Propaganda Archive, and then to use those sources as the basis of their individual essays. The timeline produced by the spring 2019 class was published in the inaugural issue of the Central Europe Yearbook.
Elizabeth DrummondLoyola Marymount University This upper-division course, capped at 25, is designed mainly for History majors and minors and students in related fields. A Topics in Public History course, it integrates a variety of public history projects. In addition to these projects, students also had avatars (half the class East Germans and half West Germans) […]