Public History

Public History

Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City

“Tuscaloosa, The Nineteenth Century City,” is a short film by ten students enrolled in HY 300: The Nineteenth Century City at The University of Alabama.

Their instructor, Assistant History Professor Sharony Green, challenged them to find “the nineteenth-century city” in Tuscaloosa. Each student conducted research and became an “expert” on a local building. This film is the culmination of their efforts.

Former Assistant Professor Bart Elmore, who spins vinyl as a hobby, did the soundtrack for this project.

Watch the film on YouTube.

View The Crimson White‘s coverage of the event.

A History of Games: Game Archive

Taught by Dr. Erik Peterson, HY 300-013: A History of Games examined particular games and game genres in their historical context using a case study format. This course focused on “board” and “video” games—those of chance and skill as opposed to physical games and sports.

Learn more on the HY 300 Game Archive website.