Mills Kelly honored by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz for teaching excellence

Mills Kelly, the executive director of RRCHNM and a leading expert on the scholarship of teaching and learning for history, has been an honored guest at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz the past two weeks. Kelly has been in residence at the university, and has been honored in a ceremony signing the university’s Golden Book. The reception celebrated Kelly’s previous receipt of the Gutenberg Teaching Award, which was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Mainz, Kelly gave several lectures at the Leibniz Institute for European History and the Mainz Center for Digitality in the Humanities and Cultural Studies. His keynote lecture was titled “The Future of Teaching About the Past,” and he also led a seminar on community-engaged learning in history.

The president of the university, Prof. Dr. Georg Krausch, said (in translation), “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Mills Kelly, an outstanding and exceptionally innovative university professor known around the world. I am sure that lecturers and students at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will benefit greatly from the exchange with him.”

A fuller story about Kelly’s award is available on the JGU website.