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Connection Students with the Past, Future, and One Another

Session Overview

This video was part of the July 2020 REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit

An examination of history and the sober recognition of and engagement with past injustices and tragedies is both vital to understanding present-day dynamics, as well as establishing a foundation for a more just and equitable future. The online history classroom—which can bring together students from around the world with diverse backgrounds and experiences—offers a promising forum for deepening students’ understanding of their own place and agency within a broader timeline of cultural, political, and economic developments that actively shape our world.

This session will explore strategies and creative assignments that encourage students to reflect on the personal and contemporary significance of past events, as well as the diversity of experiences and legacies associated with landmark historical events and influential institutions.


Katherine Hubler

Senior Instructor of History & Ecampus Coordinator, Oregon State University
Katherine Hubler joined Oregon State University’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion in 2013, where she teaches courses on genocide, human rights, and world history. Katherine also manages her unit’s undergraduate programs offered through Ecampus. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, she led a peer support team to assist faculty transitioning to online, remote teaching. Katherine earned her Ph.D. in History from Boston College before returning to her home state of Oregon.