American Explorers

HIST395: Topics in Digital History (American Explorers) is an experimental course in which we’ll be investigating exploring expeditions by Americans and presenting our findings through a digital medium: podcasting.

Arctic region: Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902, Etah, Greenland
Robert Peary, "Arctic region: Peary Arctic Club, 1898-1902, Etah, Greenland," University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin Libraries

Our objectives are these:

  • To understand the wide range of motives and methods for exploration;
  • To evaluate the effect of exploration on both the United States and the explored areas;
  • To create a compelling historical story about exploration using audio;
  • To develop skills in collaboration and project creation.