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Topics in History: Creating Digital Exhibits

Students in this class learn basic skills for creating “virtual exhibits” of materials from the College Archives. Working individually and in groups, students will identify a research topic based on materials in the Archives and Special Collections, explore appropriate primary materials, and locate sources that contextualize those materials. Following initial training in Omeka software, which is designed for beginning designers of museum and library exhibits, students will design and curate themed exhibits on topics relevant to Beloit College history.

Course Number

HIST 210 B1

Course Number (Cross Listing 1)

MUST 295 B1


Joyce, Ellen E.





Course Format

in person

Course Format Description

Class will be divided into three groups (of four students each) for in-person “labs” in the Archives; there will also be group work online and synchronous zoom meetings once or twice a week.

Time Slot

Early Afternoon



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