The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1800
This Institute is both a colloquium and a hands-on workshop that will explore how news media from 1730 to 1800 was connected to civic engagement and how media fit into the public and private lives of the American people. Through readings, discussions, and library workshops with original primary source material, this Institute will provide participants with a unique and relevant way to approach the colonial period and the era of the American Revolution. Studying the founding of the country through the lens of news media will enable participants to help their students see their own media lives in historical perspective.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
David Paul Nord; James David Moran; Kayla Hopper; Joseph Adelman; Robert Gross; Vincent Golden; Lauren Hewes; Elizabeth Pope; Nan Wolverton
Funded through the Division of Education Programs