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Kirk to Present “Doing History: Research-Based Teaching & Learning” at Next Evenings with History Event

Dr. John Kirk
Dr. John Kirk

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold the next meeting in the Evenings with History series on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Historic Arkansas Museum at 200 E. 3rd Street in Little Rock.

Dr. John Kirk, George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor of History, and his graduate students will present, “Doing History: Research-Based Teaching & Learning” from 7-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m.

They will reflect on their experiences in the HIST 7391 Seminar in Public History (Fall 2021) class, including the award-winning project they created.

The piece, “Criminal Justice in the Age of Segregation: The Arkansas Cases of Robert Bell and Grady Swain, 1927-1935,” won the Arkansas Historical Association’s 2022 Lucille Westbrook Award for the best article manuscript on Arkansas History. It will soon be published in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly.

The audience can expect insight on what faculty and students can learn from experiential research, how they enhance the student experience, and what challenges they present. Dr. Kirk will also discuss how including students in hands-on research can enhance their skills, experience, and employability.

The Evenings with History series, sponsored by the University History Institute, features presentations by UA Little Rock faculty and guest speakers sharing their research and teaching interests. Admission to the series is by subscription, but visitors are welcome to attend individual talks for free. UA Little Rock students may attend free of charge.

For more information, people may contact, 501-916-3236, or visit