Janneken Smucker, West Chester University
Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at West Chester University where
she specializes in digital history, public history, and American material culture. In the college classroom, she integrates technology and the humanities, working with her students to create websites, blogs, podcasts, digital archives, and online exhibitions, including the award-winning Goin’ North: Stories from the First Great Migration to Philadelphia. Outside the classroom, she consults on digital projects for non-profits and museums, and leads workshops on digital tools and strategies, including “Creating Digital Oral History Exhibits,” at the OHA’s 2016 annual meeting. She his current board president of the national non-profit Quilt Alliance, working closely with its oral history project, Q.S.O.S. — Quilters Save Our Stories. Author of Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), Janneken lectures and writes widely on the topic of quilts for both popular and academic audiences.
- Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North, Janneken Smucker, Doug Boyd, and Charles Hardy III