Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull

In recent years, I've often used my teaching assistant to help with the History Department's social media activities, a tradition I'm continuing with the new Department of History, Philosophy, and Political Science. I'm thrilled to be working with Essie Shull '23, who was kind enough to answer a few questions about herself by way of … Continue reading Meet Our New Social Media TA: Essie Shull

Responding to COVID with Digital Humanities

Be sure to check out the current story at Bethel News: it features History professor Charlie Goldberg and his Advanced Digital Humanities students, who spent part of last fall using the tools they were learning in class to respond to the same pandemic that was reshaping life on campus. DH majors used photogrammetry to create … Continue reading Responding to COVID with Digital Humanities

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What Do Students Do in Advanced Digital Humanities?

Get a glimpse inside this fall's section of DIG300 Advanced Digital Humanities, via this video from Prof. Goldberg featuring his students' work in the field of photogrammetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8tUoshBSDg What's especially cool about this project is that our DH students are both creating artifacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for future historians and engaging in storytelling — … Continue reading What Do Students Do in Advanced Digital Humanities?

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

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One Trend for 2020: Hiring History Majors!

Every year since 2013, business author Dan Schawbel has shared 10 workplace trends he expects to see in the coming year. One of his 2020 predictions should especially interest current and prospective Bethel students who wonder what you can do with a liberal arts major like History: The return of the liberal arts major. AI [artificial … Continue reading One Trend for 2020: Hiring History Majors!

Digital Humanities and History at Homecoming 2019

We're just a week away from Homecoming here at Bethel! If you're going to be back on campus next Saturday (10/5), you'll have several chances to interact with History faculty: • First, Prof. Charlie Goldberg will be giving a short talk at 11:30am in CC 313, Recreating the Real: 3D Modeling and Virtual Reality in … Continue reading Digital Humanities and History at Homecoming 2019

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Why It’s Okay to Be Undecided about Your College Major

Historically, about half of the History majors and minors at Bethel choose that path in their second year or later. So we want to echo the words of Bethel student Katie Johnson, who wrote an open letter this week to incoming students who feel pressured to declare a major as soon as possible: Some people … Continue reading Why It’s Okay to Be Undecided about Your College Major

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

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What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

It's the first week of the new year at Bethel, but before we get too far into the fall, we thought we'd look back at what the people of AC 2nd did with their summers. We'll hear from some students soon enough. But let's start with a few members of our faculty: Amy Poppinga: It is … Continue reading What We Did On Our Summer Break: Faculty

Bethel at the top of a Google results list for "digital humanities major"

Guess Which Christian Liberal Arts College Comes Up First If You Google “Digital Humanities Major”

  As I wrote yesterday at my personal blog, perhaps the rarest thing in American higher education is a truly distinctive academic program... and Bethel offers one in the form of our new Digital Humanities major. So whether you're a prospective student, a high school teacher or guidance counselor, an employer, or simply an interested … Continue reading Guess Which Christian Liberal Arts College Comes Up First If You Google “Digital Humanities Major”