When History Met Podcasting: Representing History in the Digital Age

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
When History Met Podcasting
Fall 2023
Taught By: Eleanor Kagan and Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Section: AX

CRN: 11465

Credits: 4

In this course, students will work with a historian and podcast producer team - collaborators on the acclaimed podcast “Welcome To Your Fantasy” - to understand the nature of historical narrative and the power of “microhistory;” study the history of audio storytelling in the United States and the significance of the contemporary podcast boom; learn how historians and producers identify a story topic; acquire a deeper understanding of the editorial and technical skills required for podcast production; engage with podcasting historians and podcast producers to understand the nature of this work and the field at large. Ultimately, students will conceptualize, report, mix, and edit their own 3-5 minute history-focused audio story on a topic selected in consultation with the course instructors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:48am EST 2/25/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 66 5th Ave
Room: 818
Date Range: 8/30/2023 - 12/6/2023
Days: Wednesday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 12/13/2023 - 12/13/2023