Notes from the Field highlights practical lessons from the front lines of teaching with primary sources in thematic series of open peer-reviewed articles. These short articles explore the theory and practice of teaching with primary sources, broadly relating topics to educators and practitioners from all types of institutions, teaching all kinds of students. Currently, Notes from the Field offers articles in two series: Practical How-To and Reflective Practice.

Reflective Practice Series

The Reflective Practice Series provides a space for thinking about our teaching in a broader context. Articles may relate to successes and failures in the classroom, or any other aspect of teaching with primary sources and how it relates to cultural heritage fields at large.

  • Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field: Fall 2022

    Call for Contributions to Notes from the Field: Fall 2022
    Notes from the Field, a publication of the TPS Collective, is now accepting submissions about teaching with primary sources for three series of peer-reviewed blog posts: “Public-Facing Scholarship and Outreach,” “Internships and Long-Term Student Project Management,” and “Accessibility and Access ...
  • An Intentionally Designed Internship Program

    An Intentionally Designed Internship Program
    By Claire Du Laney, Wendy Guerra, and Lori Schwartz In 2020-2021, Hagel Archivist Lori Schwartz, Digital Initiatives Archivist Wendy Guerra, and Outreach Archivist Claire Du Laney at the University of Nebraska at Omaha supervised projects for student employees, interns, and practicum ...
  • “So these Lines may reach to future times”: Pandemic Teaching with John Davies’ Triumph of DEATH

    “So these Lines may reach to future times”: Pandemic Teaching with John Davies’ <em>Triumph of DEATH</em>
    By Nichole DeWall, Professor of English, McKendree University When I casually mentioned during my Fall 2020 undergraduate Shakespeare course that I’d written a dissertation on early modern plague writing, my students asked me to share an archival text. My selection? ...

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Practical How-To Series

The Practical How-To Series offers advice and instructions that are directly applicable to any classroom environment. From document camera usage to communication strategies, learn more about how your colleagues approach their work in the classroom.

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