Summer Updates

Sophomore Year Reflections

Preface I have recently completed my second year at the University of Mary Washington, and want to take the time to reflect upon my past experience. During these past two semesters, I have had the opportunity to advance in my area of study, to gain additional practicum classroom experience, and to participate in numerous extracurricular… Read More Sophomore Year Reflections

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Sarah Stickney Ellis’ Characteristics of a Proper Englishwoman: Thesis

The following statement is my thesis for my HIST 298 research project regarding conduct literature author Sarah Stickney Ellis’ prescribed characteristics of a proper Englishwoman. Thesis “Sarah Stickney Ellis defines a proper Englishwoman as one who keeps the peace within the homebound sphere, is a hard worker with attention to detail, and who is well-read and educated in… Read More Sarah Stickney Ellis’ Characteristics of a Proper Englishwoman: Thesis

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

“Woman’s Mission” A Triptych by George Elgar Hicks

Woman’s Mission: A Series of Early Victorian Paintings                   George Elgar Hick’s triptych represents the so-called three stages in a woman’s life that served to reinforce one set of Victorian stereotypes regarding woman as members of the fairer and subservient sex. Within each painting, the woman is… Read More “Woman’s Mission” A Triptych by George Elgar Hicks

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Sarah Stickney Ellis on Consideration – The Women of England

“I remember walking home on a beautiful summer’s evening, with one of these lovely and impetuous creatures, who was then just entering upon all the rights and privileges of a belle, and, to my great surprise, observing that she trod indiscriminately upon all the creeping things which the damp and the dew had tempted forth… Read More Sarah Stickney Ellis on Consideration – The Women of England

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

“The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits” Transcription

The primary source that I have selected for my HIST 298 research project regarding the role of women and the Cult of Domesticity in 19th-Century Britain is entitled The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits by Quaker-turned-Congregationalist Englishwoman Sarah Stickney Ellis. Sarah Stickney Ellis was born in England in 1812. The Women… Read More “The Women of England, Their Social Duties, and Domestic Habits” Transcription

History 298: The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Update Regarding The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

Note: This post has been updated on Friday, February 2nd from its original content on Friday, January 19. The Spring 2018 semester has begun, which means that I am now enrolled in History 298: Practicum. In this course, we will be working with both primary and secondary sources in a research project aimed at equipping… Read More Update Regarding The Role of Women and Domesticity in Victorian England

History 297: 19th-Century Urban Chinese Death Ritual Literature Review

History 495 Symposium Reflections

Today I attended Session Six at 1:00 PM of the History 485 Symposium Presentations. There, I listened to three speeches about the husbands of three key late 19th century female activists, the role played by gender in institutionalization in Virginia between the 1850s and 1890s, and the role of the well-known musical Hamilton as a modern American icon.… Read More History 495 Symposium Reflections

Education 351A: Instructional Design and Assessment

Educational Theorist Presentation: Booker T. Washington

The following post is for my EDUC 351A: Instructional Design and Assessment course. Click the link below to view Glynnis Farleigh and Rosie Fabrizio’s educational theorist presentation on Booker T. Washington. Booker T. Washington Presentation If at any point you have trouble viewing the presentation with audio, please click this hyperlink to view the Google… Read More Educational Theorist Presentation: Booker T. Washington

History 297: 19th-Century Urban Chinese Death Ritual Literature Review

19th-Century Chinese Death Ritual: Timeline Practice

Embedded below is a practice timeline for my HIST 297 course. The timeline is made using Timeline JS, and reflects a view key dates within my literature review project on late nineteenth and early-twentieth century Chinese funerary rites and death ritual. Please note that timeline is a work in progress, and is not yet complete.… Read More 19th-Century Chinese Death Ritual: Timeline Practice