History Students Help Edit US Intellectual History Book Roundtable

Cover of Kevin Mattson's We're Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America.
History students worked as editorial assistants on a book roundtable for the blog of the Society for US Intellectual History, gaining skills in historical analysis, research, editing, multimedia publication, and project management.

Students in Dr. Michael J. Kramer’s “US Intellectual History and Digital Editing Practicum” course worked as editorial assistants on a book roundtable for the Blog of the Society for US Intellectual History, gaining skills in historical analysis, research, editing, multimedia publication, and project management.

Is punk rock intellectual history? You can decide for yourself by reading the book roundtable on Kevin Mattson’s We’re Not Here to Entertain: Punk Rock, Ronald Reagan, and the Real Culture War of 1980s America, published over the next two weeks at the Society for US Intellectual History Blog and edited with help from students in Dr. Michael J. Kramer’s Fall 2021 “US Intellectual History and Digital Editing Practicum” course, offered by the SUNY Brockport Department of History (the Fall 2022 course still has a few open seats in it for interested students).

Students worked as editorial assistants, helping nine writers develop their essays. The course combines deep historical inquiry with professional skills development. Among the responses, be sure to check out the digital Storymap of punk rock in the early 1980s created by History graduate student Glenn Dowdle.

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Michael J. Kramer: mkramer@brockport.edu

Posted: August 15, 2022