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
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
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
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
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
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.