Where Local History, Public History, Digital History, New England History, and Colonial History Collide

Over at the blog of the Historical Society, Randall Stephens (with the help of the Boston Globe) reports on a local public history project that he and his students took on last semester. Stephens and his class created a website exploring the long history of a small section of Quincy, Massachusetts known as Moswetuset Hummock, a place with a rich history of colonial-Indian encounters in the 17th century.

More history departments need to tackle these kinds of projects.  We need to think more deliberately about how we can intersect local history, digital history, and the teaching of historical skills.  Kudos to Randall and his Eastern Nazarene students!