History Today at Averett
History Today at Averett is a podcast based on the families and communities of the Danville area.
The first series (fall 22) features research of the students in the upper-level history course at Averett, Europe during the World Wars. Each student in the class carried out an oral history of the experiences, memories, and knowledge of their family or community related to our semester’s topic (Europe’s war years). They interviewed family members and researched their communities to prepare a final writeup. We worked collectively as researchers through the semester, sharing our work in in-class discussion. The final products are the History Today at Averett podcast episodes presented below. Students work with the professor on recording and editing their episode. They learn the basics of podcasting and audio recording along the way.
In spring 2023, we'll be launching our second series. Students from the upper-level history course Europe in the Postwar will investigate the Cold War and its impact on the Danville-area community.
EUROPE DURING THE WAR YEARS, 1914-1945
He died from the injuries he
sustained during the war
Research project on John Raynes
Research project on William
Research project on Willie Torian
Research project on Ernest Vernon Carter