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Spring 2019

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Holidays In The Empire


Students in groups of two or three spent the length of the semester doing an in-depth reading of a 19th- or early 20th-century guidebook on Algeria. With an eye towards writing for a public audience and how to use the Web as an educational tool, they wrote a series of long and short Web entries that critically engaged their assigned texts. Using Omeka and Neatline, they then constructed a Web site centered on these write-ups and on interactive maps that allow the user to "tour" Algeria along with imperial travelers while challenging the dominant narratives of these guidebooks.

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Swarthmore College Provost Office

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Professor Megan Brown was awarded a Digital Humanities Curricular Grant from the Provost's Office for use in her spring 2019 course, Holidays in the Empire (HIST 032). The course syllabus, assignment instructions, and student examples are made freely available here courtesy of the authors.

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