Wednesday, June 4, 2014

How Do You Promote an Introduction to History Course?

Put together a very cool parody of the television show Mad Men.

The good folks in the History Department at Bethel University in St. Paul--led by Chris Gehrz, the Pietist Schoolman-- have created a new class called "Introduction to History."  The course will include regular webisodes called "Past and Presence."  The course does not begin until Fall, but Chris and his colleague Sam Mulberry have already produced a teaser.  As you watch it, you may notice that Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past, makes several cameo appearances in the video.  (The book will be one of the course texts).  I hope the book appears in enough future episodes to be considered for a supporting actor Emmy!