I’m interested in digital archives and teaching. I find the digitization of historical materials (drafts, journals, maps, other documents, not to mention sound recordings and images) a powerful resource for helping cultivate a sense of history in humanities students. Additionally, these archives offer alternative modes of writing and critical thinking; I’m particularly interested in talking about the intersection of digital composition/making and traditional “close reading” skills pursued in literary studies. How can we use these resources more effectively? How can students “write back” to the archive, and what are the advantages of these responses? These are the kinds of questions I’d love to discuss, as well as learning more about specific resources and actual assignments that people have used in their classes.