DIL-linked First Year Seminar featured on UNC Homepage

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DIL Director Robert C. Allen’s First Year Seminar, AMST 53H: The Family and Social Change in America, was featured on the UNC Homepage this week. This DIL-linked undergraduate course is the first on campus to take advantage of newly-digitized pre-1923 newspapers from the North Carolina Collection, digitized in partnership with Ancestry.com and Newspapers.com.

This offering of the course is the first to fully incorporate the methods and materials of digital history in the teaching of and learning about family history, and the first to use the digital resources developed for genealogical research as a way of documenting and illuminating the experience of other families, particularly those who have lived in North Carolina since the mid-19th century.

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