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Today in #GlobalMiddleAges course @washcoll going to introduce them to the StoryMaps platform, using these examples: bit.ly/2U6zVQi and bit.ly/2ATGrTm . Follow along using #GlobalMiddleAgesWAC as we use ArcGIS software to research & interpret the past!
bit.ly/2S4hGxo . Here's the Dropbox link to our course syllabus for #GlobalMiddleAgesWAC and you'll notice that part of the point of the course is to question what "Middle Ages" or "Global" means.
I am most definitely NOT an expert on #GlobalMiddleAges, but I want to acknowledge that fact and encourage students to step outside their own comfort zones. I've prepped SO MUCH for this class, but I'm not building on as much prior knowledge as I usually have!
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Dear Entire World: #Viking ‘Allah’ textile actually doesn't have Allah on it. Vikings had rich contacts w/Arab world. This textile? No. 1/60
Actually #Viking textile has no Arabic at all but story has gone viral @NYTimes @Guardian @BBCWorld @NatGeo @ScienceAlert have reported 2/60
There is something very troubling here about relationship between news media & experts, who should have been consulted for verification 3/60
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