You will be doing research on a historical disaster from a particular humanities perspective: art, literature, history, philosophy, music, etc.
You will be presenting this research in two projects:
If you found a source that seems promising, but you're not sure if it meets the criteria, feel free to consult with Mark or Dr. Holland.
Working with students on their research is by far the best part of my job. We have several options for working together:
For more options for assistance, see http://ask.library.unlv.edu/.
To decide which disaster you want to write about and to get an overview, take a look at these resources:
Natural Disasters: A Reference Handbook by Newton is a great place to find a disaster to write about or to get some background on the disaster you have chosen. The "Background" and "Chronology" chapters provide profiles of disasters throughout history. To use this e-book, the system will make you check it out for a one-day loan. That's ok -- in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher has opened up access to its ebooks. Several people should be able to access it at once, but if that's not the case, please let Mark know.