Prompt 2, September 27, 2017: How do Cohen’s last chapters of the book, in Part 3 “the Boxers as Myth,” answer different kinds of historical questions than those Part 1, “the Boxers as Event,” and Part 2, “the Boxers as Experience?” What do these chapters reveal about how history itself is constructed? What questions might they… Read More History as Myth according to Paul Cohen
Prompt 2, September 19, 2017: Outline the main points of Paul Cohen’s History in Three Keys. Historiographer Paul Cohen argues that every history exists in three facets, experience, myth, and event – all of which are brought together by historiographers, and that what we as a society deem as “important history” may change over time.
Prompt 1, September 14, 2017: What themes interest you as a student of history? Consider books you’ve read in other courses. As a student of history, I am generally more interested in themes in social history, which has only gained a large amount of focus from historians since the mid 20th-century. I find myself generally… Read More My Areas of Interest in History
Hello! My name is Glynnis Farleigh, and I am a second-year student at the University of Mary Washington. I am from Northern Virginia. In this post, I will be introducing myself, as well as discussing three selected images from Flickr Commons for History 297.
This is my page for academic use at the University of Mary Washington. I am a second-year History Major and Digital Studies student from Northern Virginia, and I am enrolled in my school’s College of Education with a concentration in Social Studies for Secondary Education. I have two years worth of experience as a preschool… Read More Welcome