Modeling the Medieval Past with Sketchup

Prof. Goldberg's Intro to Digital Humanities students have been hard at work over the past few weeks creating digital 3D models of medieval cathedrals, basilicas, and castles. After spending a couple weeks studying these structures the "traditional" way - through a combination of lecture and primary sources - DH'ers dove in to learning how to … Continue reading Modeling the Medieval Past with Sketchup

Mapping Hannibal on a Snow Day

Bethel cancelled classes this afternoon, which deprived my Roman Civ students of my lecture on the Carthaginian general Hannibal's daring journey over the Alps in 218 BCE. But the snow day gave me the opportunity to watch Frozen with my daughters, and think other snowy thoughts. Did you know the Alps also have snow?  Things … Continue reading Mapping Hannibal on a Snow Day

What’s Happening This Spring in Bethel’s History Department?

This morning marks the beginning of the Spring 2019 semester at Bethel. What's happening this spring in the History Department? • Dr. Poppinga is taking a well-earned sabbatical, as Dr. Kooistra returns from her fall away from Bethel. • We have our largest enrollments ever in both Intro to History (30 students joining Dr. Magnuson) and Intro to … Continue reading What’s Happening This Spring in Bethel’s History Department?

Watch Prof. Goldberg Talk Digital Humanities

Look who's the latest professor featured in Bethel's Meet the Faculty series of brief video interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HaYt-7WjYk Please consider sharing this with people you know who might be considering Bethel: it's a great way to get the word out about our exciting new major in the Digital Humanities. And check out earlier installments of the series, which … Continue reading Watch Prof. Goldberg Talk Digital Humanities

Charlie Goldberg and DH students

Learn More About Our New Digital Humanities Major

Check out Bethel News for an article about our new major in Digital Humanities! Here's a small taste: In a pioneering move, Bethel recently became one of the first Midwestern liberal arts colleges to offer a B.A. in Digital Humanities. The major, which officially launched in September, challenges students to use modern skills like graphic … Continue reading Learn More About Our New Digital Humanities Major

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What Do Bethel History Professors Do on Their Summer Breaks? (part 1)

The calendar has turned from May to June. Spring grades are (almost) in. The Bethel campus is quiet, and even the Upper Midwest is starting to warm up. So what will our faculty do this summer? Three share their plans today; look for the rest next week. Charlie Goldberg is reflecting on a fruitful if frenetic … Continue reading What Do Bethel History Professors Do on Their Summer Breaks? (part 1)

Charlie Goldberg

Next Tuesday: Learn More about Digital Humanities at Bethel

We're happy to report that our much-anticipated Digital Humanities program is moving forward, with the new DIG200 Intro to DH course debuting next fall. It's being taught by Prof. Charlie Goldberg, who coordinates the DH program. To learn more, plan to join us next Tuesday (April 4) at 10:20am in the Bethel Library. Charlie and digital librarian … Continue reading Next Tuesday: Learn More about Digital Humanities at Bethel