#6 Comics, World History, and the Classroom

Wednesday 16 December 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm, PST / 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST


This event will focus on the opportunities and pitfalls of using comics in the World History classroom. Taking a broad approach to what constitutes a “comic,” this discussion will lead off with brief examples from our panelists about how we’ve used comics in the classroom and the most common questions we face. During breakout sessions each room will deconstruct an example comic, exploring the pedagogical utility of the medium and considering the broader themes of discussion, like: the tension between historicity and formalism, what archival access looks like, and how language offers barriers and opportunities for our World classroom.

Dr. Maryanne Rhett (Monmouth University), Dr. Elizabeth Pollard (San Diego State University), Lawrence Abrams (PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis), Kaleb Knoblauch (PhD Candidate, University of California, Davis), Alonso Nunez (Executive Director of Little Fish Comic Book Studio) and Pamela Jackson (Popular Culture Librarian and Comic Arts Curator at SDSU).