AnneMarie Kooistra at the Gilder Lehrman Slave Narratives Seminar

Bethel’s News service has a story featuring our own AnneMarie Kooistra, who spent part of her summer as one of twenty-eight historians from across the nation chosen to participate in the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History‘s Slave Narratives Seminar – hosted by Yale University this past June. Here’s a taste of the article:

Led by Yale Professor David Blight, the seminar facilitated discussion and teaching on key texts that overlap with Kooistra’s core teaching load in Western Humanities and American history courses. “I hoped, first and foremost, that the seminar would rejuvenate and deepen my teaching about slavery and personal narratives,” says Kooistra. “I also believed it would provide useful insights into the complexity of racial identity, conflict, and cooperation that I could share with the larger Bethel community.”

AnneMarie also discusses what she learned from detailed study and discussion of slave narratives, and how she hopes to create at Bethel a “miniature version” of what Blight called a “sizzling intellectual community.”

Read the full story here.

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