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Lectures and Workshops

Invited Lectures

“John Mandeville’s Travels.”  A three-class series covering the text of John Mandeville’s book, and considering the work in a context of medieval ideas of global geography. Part of Dr. Samantha Zacher’s The Imaginary Jew: The Roots of Anti-Semitism in Medieval England (English 4180/6181), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 17, 19, and 24, 2016.

“Microhistory in Florence.” A class discussing Gene Brucker’s Giovanni and Lusanna, as well as academic critiques of Brucker’s approach and the potential advantages and problems with microhistory as a methodology. Part of Dr. Brian Maxson’s Renaissance and Reformation Europe (Hist. 4230), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, March 21, 2013.

“Maps and Cartography in Medieval Europe.” An introduction to medieval mapping methods and ideas. At the Curriculum Center for Continuing Education, Kingsport, TN, April 25, 2013

“Pilgrimage in Medieval Europe.” A class examining the role of pilgrimage and relics in medieval European society.  East Tennessee State University, delivered for Dr. Brian Maxson’s Medieval History (Hist. 3320). January 30, 2013.

“Possible Causes and Clear Effects of the Black Death in Europe, 1347-1352.” An interactive lesson delivered to 4 junior high school social studies classes introducing both the received history of the Plague as well as alternative explanations.  At Innovation Academy STEM Platform School in Kingsport, TN, November 8, 2012.


Workshops and Teaching Presentations

“Using Learning Management Systems: Preparing Students for Active Class Engagement Using Blackboard, Canvas, and More.” A workshop presented to Cornell graduate students and post-docs as part of the GET SET workshop series for the Center for Teaching Innovation, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, November 9, 2017.

“Digital Pedagogy.” A presentation and panel discussion, presented at the Digital Spaces Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY May 5, 2017.

“Digital Scholarship in the Disciplines.” A presentation and panel discussion, presented to the Humanities and Social Sciences Doctoral Student Immersion Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January 13, 2017.

“Mapping and Data Visualization.” A workshop presented to the Cornell Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 21, 2016.

“Introduction to Digital Pedagogy.” A workshop presented to the Cornell Digital Humanities Summer Fellowship Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 20, 2016.

 

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