Engaging digital public history essays (
8000-8500 TYPO YIKES! 2000-2500 words, or about 8-10 double spaced pages) presenting your semester-long research project for a broad audience.
The best research essays will:
- demonstrate considerable research into your topic’s history
- synthesize a variety of materials to craft a thoughtful historical argument
- demonstrate your skills analyzing primary and secondary sources
- engage your arguments with larger scholarly debates (historiography)
- employ skillful written and digital communication skills to persuasively convey your argument to a public audience.
Examples of digital public history essays
- Adriana Zavala, “The origins of modern art in São Paulo, an introduction,” from Smarthistory
- Yuriy Veytskin and others, “The Soccer War” from Soccer Politics
- Ellen Adams and others, “American Empire,” in The American Yawp, eds. Joseph Locke and Ben Wright (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2018).
Post your final project to the “essays” page our CoW Latin America site by Monday, May 4 at noon.