297 Prompt 2: Cohen’s Main Points

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.

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297 Prompt 1: Themes in History

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.

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Introduction + 297 Images


My name is Glynnis Farleigh, and I am a second-year student at the University of Mary Washington. I was raised in and attended school in Northern Virginia, however, I was born in Seoul, South Korea.

In this post, I will be introducing myself, as well as discussing three selected images from Flickr Commons for History 297.

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