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

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

19th-Century Chinese Death Ritual Literature Review Update

Prompt 6: Post a progress report on your literature review. How has your bibliography developed? Where are you with your reading of sources? What are your reading strategies when approaching a large number of texts, and how do you keep your writing effective? My literature review topic is on death ritual and funerary practices in nineteenth-century China,… Read More 19th-Century Chinese Death Ritual Literature Review Update

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

Thoughts Regarding Oral Presentations

Prompt 5: What are your thoughts and feelings about oral presentations? How do you prepare for oral presentations, and what are lessons you’ve learned from good presentations you’ve seen? Do you have any tips for others? Generally, I consider myself a fan of oral presentations and have no qualms about speaking in front of an audience. I… Read More Thoughts Regarding Oral Presentations

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

Thoughts Regarding Scholarly Databases

Prompt 4: What academic databases do you find most helpful in your research? Challenging? Why? Strengths and weaknesses? Which ones do you think you should explore further? Throughout my past three semesters at Mary Washington, I have gained a greater understanding on how to navigate and properly utilize online databases. Currently, my favorite database for… Read More Thoughts Regarding Scholarly Databases

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

History as Myth according to Paul Cohen

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