Silences in Primary Sources

by Injee Hong The difference between primary and secondary sources is something that has been drilled into my head since my elementary Social Studies classes. (Remember the simpler days when history classes were called Social Studies classes?) I grew up defining primary sources as documents written at the time of the incident or events they… Continue reading Silences in Primary Sources


From Archive to Podcast: the William Goebel Assassination

This article was written by Kyle Capps, a junior in the History program at Centre. The way you present history is often as important as the history you tell. The dense academic writing often featured in conventional histories has its place among scholars, but new ways of bringing history into your living room, dorm, or… Continue reading From Archive to Podcast: the William Goebel Assassination


Pandemic Playlists from the History Program!

We hope everyone is staying safe! And staying safe right now means a lot of time indoors. A friend of mine at Whitworth University shared a list of songs she had put together on Spotify – a “playlist” if you will – and I thought this was such a great idea! I used to love… Continue reading Pandemic Playlists from the History Program!

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Learning and Community

We are now two weeks into emergency online teaching and I’m writing this from my closet if that tells you anything about my experience so far. I’ve had to accept that I look ridiculous when I record myself teaching, I can’t possibly grade things meaningfully while my children are in the same room as me… Continue reading Learning and Community