We have been busy this spring around here, with lots of good and important work to do, but the preparatory work for future classes never really stops either. A few weeks ago I took a major step towards developing a new class for Centre Term in 2020. Centre Term, as a quick reminder, is our… Continue reading Doing New Things
Below is a story from Tara's CentreTerm Class on Alternate History. Our author is Aarthi Vadhanam, a senior math major, who chose to think about the creation of the modern Middle East. In this story, she imagines an Iran that was friendly with the United States and a major player in Middle Eastern politics. She… Continue reading We are Pain and What Cures Pain, Both
Hello there. I write from the depths of Centre Term. It is a fraught place. Everyone is tired. All we do is learn, at breakneck pace. The end is nigh. Actually I have been having a great time, though I will admit to being tired. Posts on our experiences this term are long overdue, but… Continue reading Video Game Demo Day!
Tara and John return for our first podcast in 2018 to talk about how they utilize the intensive “CentreTerm” class as a platform for experimenting with topics and pedagogy. Tara discusses her brand new class on alternative histories and John discusses his class on history and video games, which he is teaching for the third… Continue reading Centre Trail Podcast 9: Experimenting in Intensive Winter Terms
I'm teaching a Centre Term class on Counterfactual and Alternate history. We spend our time asking "What if?" and reading short stories and articles that also ask this question. By the end of the term, my students will write their own alt hist short story and a historian's counterfactual argument. Asking "what if?" is a… Continue reading What If?