In the summer of 2020, the Graphic Possibilities Research Workshop led by Julian Chambliss, Faculty Director, Zack Kruse, Graduate Co-leader, and Justin Wigard, Graduate Co-leader, in the Department of English at Michigan State University assembled a small group of future educators to engage in a professional development opportunity with outcomes in the form of lesson plans that addressed critical issues in humanities education at the secondary and collegiate levels. This series of workshops was supported by a fellowship awarded to Graphic Possibilities by The HistoryMakers, and the workshops and lesson plans included substantive engagement with The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. As such, one of the primary goals of theRead More →

Several graduate students met up with Dr. Chambliss to workshop a roundtable proposal for submission to the MSU Comics Forum in Spring 2020. Out of these conversations, two central themes emerged: We each had a experience working with and a vested research interest in the archive, broadly conceived We were each working to incorporate archival practices into the comics classroom in different ways. Led by Graphic Possibilities graduate coordinator Zack Kruse, participants in this workshop collaborated on a roundtable proposal devoted to comics and the archive with a pedagogical focus.Read More →