Free Workshop on “Un-Covering” History

Un-Covering History”
A workshop with historian Lendol Calder

Saturday, May 26, 2012
9:00-10:30 am

Liberal Arts Building (building #8 on this map), Room 323
The University of Texas at El Paso

Come prepared: read the Journal of American History article and see the video
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Lendol Calder is a Professor of History at Augustana College and a leader in the growing movement to bring scholarly modes of inquiry to teaching and learning in higher education. In 1999, Calder was chosen by the Carnegie Foundation to be a Fellow at the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Calder’s research, published in the March 2006 issue of the Journal of American History, examines the problem of “coverage” in introductory courses and is part of a larger effort to forge a new “signature pedagogy” for the discipline of history. His work as a Carnegie Scholar has made him a popular speaker and presenter on topics related to historical thinking and the teaching of undergraduates.

A native of Texas, Calder is a scholar of the history of American consumerism. His 1999 book Financing the American Dream: A Cultural History of Consumer Credit was hailed by the Wall Street Journal as “deliciously seditious” for the ways it inverted common assumptions about the meaning of credit in American life. With a team of other distinguished scholars brought together by the Templeton Foundation and the Institute for the Advanced Study of American Culture at the University of Virginia, Calder is currently at work on a multidisciplinary, multi-volume analysis of the thrift ethos in American history and culture.

Parking on the UTEP campus is free and open to the public on Saturdays
Professional development (CPE) credit available for interested teachers

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