You love a good podcast for a car trip—but how about one as part of your classroom materials?
Darby Orcutt, the Libraries’ Assistant Head of Collections & Research Strategy, will present on "Assigning Podcasts as Texts in the Classroom" at the first Humanities Podcasting Symposium, held Oct. 15-16. Organized by the Humanities Podcast Network, the free, virtual program of discussions and workshops covers the use of podcasts for teaching, learning, and scholarship in the humanities and features a wealth of presenters including keynote speaker Latif Nasser of WNYC’s RadioLab.
The symposium aims to facilitate conversations between podcasters in the Humanities, as well as offer guidance and support to instructors, scholars, and independent creators working in the Humanities who are interested in incorporating podcasts into their classroom practice and/or making their own podcasts.
Roundtable discussions will address topics such as tone/style/form/aesthetics, audience, interview techniques, accreditation, peer review, open access, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in the podcasting space. There will also be technical workshops for educators interested in starting a podcast and flash presentations on existing humanities podcasts.
The symposium will take place over Zoom. Register on Eventbrite here.
The Humanities Podcast Network is a growing collective of instructors, scholars, and independent creators dedicated to the transformative impact of audio media and the human voice. We facilitate conversations between podcasters in the Humanities, and empower and support teachers in secondary and higher education, scholars, and independent creators in the Humanities who want to incorporate podcasts into their classroom practice and/or create their own podcasts so they too can be heard, free of institutional gatekeeping mechanisms. This open and horizontal network aims to build affiliations, collaborations between like-minded folks, within or without the academy, who are committed to creating and teaching with podcasts.