TeachWeek Immersive Demo: Into the Archives with Thomas Hunt Morgan: Exploring the Nature of Information through the Humanities at Caltech
Immersive teaching demonstration and discussion with Maura Dykstra, Assistant Professor of History and Recipient of the 2018-19 ASCIT Teaching Award, and Peter Collopy, University Archivist and Head of Special Collections
NOTE: A box lunch will be available at the end of the event; due to the use of original archival material during the session, no food or drink will be allowed during the activities.
In this immersive, hands-on workshop, you are invited to experience a unique form of teaching that brings archival materials into the process of learning. Based on activities from the groundbreaking course, H 136: Caltech in the Archives, participants will work together to investigate original materials from the Thomas Hunt Morgan Papers, which bring to light fascinating moments in the history of biology and of Caltech. Discussions will also explore the nature of knowledge, data, and information; how the Humanities can help us grapple with important scientific issues; and ways to adapt this teaching method to other disciplines.