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Sunday, August 4 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
301 - Empathy in the Time of Polemics: Using Archives to Teach Historical Empathy

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The development of historical empathy in students is a desired learning outcome in many history curriculums. Although historical empathy is written about frequently in educational literature, it is not addressed in archival journals. The integration of "historical empathy" into archival pedagogy is rich with opportunities. Three archivists discuss their successful collaborations with educators to develop archival projects that incorporate empathy development in a wide range of academic settings.

Julia Corrin: That's What a Newspaper Looks Like?: Teaching Historical Empathy to STEM Students
Michael Dindoffer: "The Best Souvenirs Are Not Picked Up on the Battlefield": Provenance and Team-teaching WWI to Middle Schoolers
Kayla Harris: Engaging with Difficult Topics in the Archives: Suicide and Historical Empathy
Rachel Jirka: "The Best Souvenirs Are Not Picked Up on the Battlefield": Provenance and Team-teaching WWI to Middle Schoolers


Facilitators
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Julia Corrin

University Archivist, Carnegie Mellon University
Julia Corrin is the university archivist at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her MSI from the University of Michigan in 2012. She formerly held the position of Political Collections Archivist at Arkansas State University.

Speakers
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Kayla Harris

Librarian/Archivist, University of Dayton
Kayla Harris is the librarian/archivist for the Marian Library at the University of Dayton. She has previously worked as a Records Manager and as a Metadata Librarian. She received her MLIS from the University of South Carolina.
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Rachel Jirka

College Archivist, Amherst College
Rachel Jirka has served as the college archivist at Amherst College since Jan. 2017 where she manages the collections processing program. She has ten years experience in the field. Rachel received her masters in library science from Simmons College.
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Michael Dindoffer

Teacher, Academy Hill School
Michael Dindoffer is the Middle School STEM teacher at Academy Hill School in Springfield, MA. Michael received his BA in Physics and History from the University of Virginia. He also holds master's degrees in English and in Film.


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