Examples of Student Projects

 Magical Poetics: An Introduction

"An Introduction to Magical Poetics" - An Oral History Project

by Public History Certificate student Robert Eric Shoemaker

In Summer 2020 Shoemaker interviewed poets and scholars who consider their work to be in line with magical, esoteric, or occult poetry and poetics. The interviews have been transcribed and will be catalogued and made available to the public through Naropa University's archive, which is a repository for experimental poetry and poetics. Shoemaker then created a podcast introduction to magical poetics. The following sample focuses on Sylvia Plath's occult poetry through the oral history of Julia Gordon-Bramer, a Plath scholar and poet.

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History of Radio Podcast

In Spring 2020, Dr. Christine Ehrick's HIST 530: History of Radio class had the option of making podcasts based on their research papers. These podcasts were broadcast on WXOX, a local Louisville community radio station. This recording includes Dr. Ehrick's introduction to the project and the podcasts by history majors Colin Britt (on radio and the Vietnam War) and Emma Johannsen (on the links between radio and spiritualism and the paranormal). Please enjoy these creative, insightful, and fun presentations by our Department of History students.

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Women's Activism in Louisville

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, University of Louisville's History of Women students designed a public history project that critically analyzes women's activism in Louisville social and political movements.

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