History and Art History
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

HIST 685: Topics in Applied History

HIST 685-001: Decolonizing Museums
(Fall 2017)

David King Hall 2054

Section Information for Fall 2017

How can museums grapple with centuries of unresolved trauma as they tell the stories of Native American histories and cultures?  With this question as its foundation, this course will examine the ways Native history was created in nineteenth-century curiosity cabinets and museums, how Indigenous peoples have resisted, shaped, and ultimately come to control museum exhibits that were previously curator controlled, and how museums can honor Indigenous pasts while simultaneously asking hard questions about the history of settler colonialism in the United States.  Students will be expected to read extensively on these topics, prepare well and participate in class discussions, and write both historiographical and critical essays. 

 

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Addresses specific topics in applied history selected by the instructor, with emphasis on combining theoretical analysis and readings with attention to practices and skills of applied history. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 15 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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