❁ History and Secondary Education student at the University of Mary Washington. Preschool Lead and Pre-Service Social Studies teacher. Interested in the Victorian Era, Funerary and Mourning practices, and Classics. Class of 2020. ❁
Category: History 297
These posts pertain to my Fall 2017 History 297 Colloquium course.
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 interested in two specifics of history, primarily funerary and mourning techniques, especially in the Victorian Era, and secondly the roles of women throughout societies and notions of feminity and motherhood.