MITW 2016 Team

Top, left to right: Laura Marsh, Michelle McClellan, Molly Brookfield, Melissa Neal; bottom, left to right: Sophia Kaufman, Abigail Esbrook, Emma Stout, Levi Teitel.

This public history exhibit is presented by the History Department and the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies at the University of Michigan. It is part of a larger initiative called Michigan in the World: Local and Global Stories (MITW). This website displays the research conducted by undergraduate students about the history of the University of Michigan and its relationships to events at the local, state, national, and global scales. As we approach the bicentennial of the University of Michigan, this is an endeavor of reconstruction, reflection, and communication, which is carried out collaboratively by faculty and students. The Michigan in the World project, we hope, will lay the foundation for a critical appraisal of our university’s trajectories and reach out to a variety of constituencies in the spirit of public history.