What is an “Embedded” course?

An embedded course meets in the lab and is adapted to focus key course work on researching and writing “microworld” papers.  Students may set up work spaces dedicated to their projects.  Students in embedded courses are encouraged to work on research projects collaboratively and use the lab space for meetings or work on projects during times when the lab is not in use for regularly scheduled activities.

Embedded Courses – Spring 2020

HST 89 Black Lives, (Lentz-Smith)
Mondays 10:05am – 12:35pm, Friedl 225

HST 520S Microhistory, (Robisheaux)
Mondays 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Classroom Building 101

AAAS 190s What Now: South African Life Histories, (Shapiro)
Thursdays 01:25am – 03:55pm, Classroom Building 101

AAAS 406s01/HIST450S  South African Life Histories, (Shapiro)
Tuesdays, 3:05 – 5:35pm, Classroom Building 101

HST 248S Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction, (K.B. Dubois)
MW 11:45am – 1:00pm, Classroom Building 101, featuring the UNSUITABLE Series

HST 383 Engineering the Global Middle East, (Mestyan)
WF 8:30am – 9:45am, Classroom Building 101

Embedded Courses – Fall 2019

HST 257 Religion/reform/violence, (Robisheaux)
Mondays & Wednesdays 03:05pm – 04:20pm, Classroom Building 101

HST 239 History of Chinese Medicine, (Barnes)
Wednesdays & Fridays 11:45am -01:00pm, Classroom Building 101

HST 89S US History in Fiction & Fact, (Lentz-Smith) 
Thursdays 03:05pm – 05:35pm, Classroom Building 101

GLOBAL HEALTH 189FS/SCIENCE & SOCIETY 189FS “To Boldly Go!” Global Health and the American Way of Engagement, (Hall)
Tuesdays 3:05pm – 5:35pm, Classroom Building 101


Embedded Courses – Spring 2019

HST 248S Publishing & Marketing Popular Fiction (K.B. Dubois)
Wednesday/Friday 11:45 AM-1:00 PM, Classroom Building 101, featuring the UNSUITABLE Series

HST 520S Microhistory (Robisheaux)
Wednesday 6:30 PM-9:00 PM, Classroom Building 101

HST 550S Individual Life Stories (Partner)
Thursdays 4:40 PM-7:10 PM5 PM, Classroom Building 241

Embedded Courses – Fall 2018

HST 257 Religion, Reform and Violence (Robisheaux & Woolley)

What is an “Affiliated” course?

An affiliated course draws on lab fellows and other lab resources for specific activities or assignments.  These might include the course instructor inviting a graduate student fellow to conduct a workshop on a microworld method in support of a specific class exercise or as part of a research project, or mentoring and advising undergraduate students working on research projects.  Activities may take place in the lab or in the course classroom.

Affiliated Courses – Spring 2020

HST 260 Magic, Science, and Religion since the Renaissance (Robisheaux)
MW  1:25 pm – 2:40 pm, Classroom Building 101

Affiliated Courses – Spring 2019

HST 244 Medieval Christianity in Film & Fiction (K.B. Dubois)
Wednesday 6:15 PM-8:45 PM, Old Chem 116

HST 321 Modern Caribbean (L. Dubois)
Tuesday/Thursday 3:05 PM-4:20 PM, Allen 306

AAS 285 Nigeria: A Modern History (Daly)
Wednesdays 3:05 PM-5:35 PM,  Friedl Bldg 204, featuring “Methodologies of Local History”

HST 260 Magic, Science and Religion since the Renaissance (Robisheaux)
Monday/Wednesday 1:25 PM-2:40 PM, Social Sciences 119, featuring “Paranormal Microhistories: A MicroWorlds Project”

Affiliated Courses – Fall 2018

HST 190FS Renaissance Professionals (Robisheaux)
HST 348 Civil Rights (Lentz-Smith)
HST 390S Slavery & Universities (Glymph)
HST 495S Thesis Honors Seminar (Malegam)

Please consult the course catalogue for cross-listings on all of the above courses.

Course-specific Workshops

Below is a partial list of the Course-specific Workshops you’re likely to enjoy as a student enrolled in an Embedded or Affiliated course in the lab.

HST 101 “Introduction to Global History” (Duara & Martin) – Methods exercise with historical documents.   Led by Avrati Bhatnagar (Teaching Assistant) and Nicholas Smolenski (MicroWorlds Fellow).

HST 190FS “Engineers, Doctors and Scientists in the Renaissance” (Robisheaux) – Using social network analysis and digital visualization software to reconstruct and create a digital representation of Galileo Galilei’s social networks using primary sources.

HST 244 “Thick Description” (Smolenski) – Learn how to make primary sources work for you to evoke rich historical worlds with your writing.

HST 257 “Religion, Reform and Violence” (Robisheaux & Woolley) -MicroWorlds research project on the problem of religious violence during the French Wars of Religion focused on the events in Paris, August 23-24, 1572 during the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre.

HST 321 “Finding Women’s Voices in the Archives” (Allain) – Introduces students to some of the methodological challenges of finding women’s voices in the archive, and reading gender where women go unmentioned.

HST 348 “Civil Rights Movement” (Lentz-Smith) -Methods exercise with historical documents.

HST 390S.01 “Slavery and Universities” (Glymph) -Methods exercise with historical documents.

HST 495S  “History Honors Seminar” (Malegam) – Workshops on learning methods for microanalysis of historical documents.  (MicroWorlds Fellows)