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

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

Paul Cohen’s Main Points in “History in Three Keys”

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.

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

My Areas of Interest 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… Read More My Areas of Interest in History

General

Welcome

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