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Eternal Perspectives In Nineteenth-Century Friendship Albums, Jenifer Blouin 2017 Western Michigan University

Eternal Perspectives In Nineteenth-Century Friendship Albums, Jenifer Blouin

The Hilltop Review

It is apparent through the inscriptions made in nineteenth-century friendship albums that the young women who wrote in and owned the albums were highly concerned with eternity, with things they believed would last forever. This preoccupation with eternity raises the question of how young women in the nineteenth century related to time and to religion, both of which are inherently concerned with eternity. These topics will therefore be addressed in brief discussions of how nineteenth-century conceptions of time and the Second Great Awakening affected young women. This will be followed by an examination of the friendship album verses themselves, which ...


Red Lights, White Hope: Race, Gender, And U.S. Camptown Prostitution In South Korea, Julie Kim 2017 Claremont McKenna College

Red Lights, White Hope: Race, Gender, And U.S. Camptown Prostitution In South Korea, Julie Kim

CMC Senior Theses

U.S. military camptown prostitution in South Korea was a system ridden with entangled structures of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality. This thesis aims to elucidate the ways in which racial ideologies, in conjunction with gendered nationalist ideologies, materialized in the spaces of military base communities. I contend that camptowns were hybrid spaces where the meaning and representation of race were constantly in flux, where the very definitions of race and gender were contested, affirmed, and redefined through ongoing negotiations on the part of relevant actors. The reading of camptown prostitutes and American GIs as sexualized and racialized bodies ...


Nuevas Reflexiones Sobre “Elena, Alias Eleno De Céspedes”, Transgénero, Redes Sociales Y Libertad En La España Del Siglo Xvi, Aurelia Martín Casares Prof., Magdalena Díaz Hernández 2016 University of Granda, Spain

Nuevas Reflexiones Sobre “Elena, Alias Eleno De Céspedes”, Transgénero, Redes Sociales Y Libertad En La España Del Siglo Xvi, Aurelia Martín Casares Prof., Magdalena Díaz Hernández

Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies

Hasta ahora el personaje de Elena de Céspedes, una esclava que llegó a ser cirujano y a casarse con una mujer, ha sido reconocido por su dualidad sexual, de género o de ocupación. Sin embargo, todos esos factores se interrelacionan en la construcción de su realidad transgenéro. El cross-dressing o travestismo, el género fluido, la androginia y la transexualidad fueron elementos esenciales en la construcción de diferentes tipos de redes sociales que le posibilitaron ascender personal, social y profesionalmente, obteniendo así un amplio margen de libertad en la España de finales del siglo XVI.

Precisamente, el gran valor de Elena ...


Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb 2016 Rochester Institute of Technology

Who Really Said What? Mobile Historical Situated Documentary As Liminal Learning Space, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article explores the complexities and affordances of historical representation that arose in the process of designing a mobile augmented reality video game for teaching history. The process suggests opportunities to push the historical documentary form in new ways. Specifically, the article addresses the shifting liminal space between historical fiction narrative, and historical interactive documentary narrative. What happens when primary sources, available for examination are placed inside of a historically inspired narrative, one that hews closely to the events, but creates drama through dialogues between player and historical figure? In this relatively new field of interactive historical situated documentary, how ...


“A Flower Which Blossoms And Fades”: Depictions Of Tuberculosis In 19th-Century Opera, Daniel Goldberg 2016 Chapman University

“A Flower Which Blossoms And Fades”: Depictions Of Tuberculosis In 19th-Century Opera, Daniel Goldberg

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The romantic period in art and music is a time that focused on the regular person and had a fascination with nature, emotion, and death. One of the most common themes used was disease. One of the more common diseases of the time in both opera and real life was tuberculosis. In opera tuberculosis is always brought upon the same type of person time and time again and is always shown both by the character, and also though a series of metaphors. This character is always a woman and these “tubercular heroines” always are young, beautiful, frail people who need ...


French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat 2016 Chapman University

French Women In Art: Reclaiming The Body Through Creation/Les Femmes Artistes Françaises : La Réclamation Du Corps À Travers La Création, Liatris Hethcoat

Student Research Day Abstracts and Posters

The research I have conducted for my French Major Senior Thesis is a culmination of my passion for and studies of both French language and culture and the history and practice of Visual Arts. I have examined, across the history of art, the representation of women, and concluded that until the 20th century, these representations have been tools employed by the makers of history and those at the top of the patriarchal system, used to control women’s images and thus women themselves. I survey these representations, which are largely created by men—until the 20th century. I ...


Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Mss 62), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2016 Western Kentucky University

Shakers - South Union, Kentucky (Mss 62), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Collection 62. Diary of Shaker eldress Nancy E. Moore, and a journal, probably kept by Shaker eldress Lucy Shannon. The diary and journal record life in the Shaker colony at South Union, Kentucky, with Moore’s diary focused on the Civil War years 1863-1864.


R. Howard Bloch, The Anonymous Marie De France. University Of Chicago Press, 2003, Wendy Marie Hoofnagle 2016 University of Northern Iowa

R. Howard Bloch, The Anonymous Marie De France. University Of Chicago Press, 2003, Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle

No abstract provided.


Deborah A. Fraioli, Joan Of Arc: The Early Debate. Boydell & Brewer, Ltd., 2000, Wendy Marie Hoofnagle 2016 University of Northern Iowa

Deborah A. Fraioli, Joan Of Arc: The Early Debate. Boydell & Brewer, Ltd., 2000, Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle

No abstract provided.


The Next Generation: Bringing Medieval Feminism Into The New Millennium , Wendy Marie Hoofnagle 2016 University of Northern Iowa

The Next Generation: Bringing Medieval Feminism Into The New Millennium , Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

Wendy Hoofnagle

No abstract provided.


Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat Diary, 1849-1880, Margaret J. M. Sweat 2016 University of New England

Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat Diary, 1849-1880, Margaret J. M. Sweat

Diary, 1849-1880

Diary of Margaret Jane Mussey Sweat with entries dating from 1849-1880. Includes several clippings and photographs pasted in.


Daughters Of Liberty: The Women Who Fought In The American Revolution, Kimberly Trenner 2016 American Public University System

Daughters Of Liberty: The Women Who Fought In The American Revolution, Kimberly Trenner

Saber and Scroll

While women may not have had a voice in politics during the American Revolution, they had a voice at home and they expressed their beliefs and fears. Women such as Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Mercy Otis Warren were able to use the time with their husbands and their husband’s friends to aid in setting in motion the split from England. Other women called for boycotts of local merchants who were thought to be price gouging due to the war and limited supplies getting through from England. When open warfare broke out in 1775, many women chose to follow ...


The Much Married Michael Kramer’: Evangelical Clergy And Bigamy In Ernestine Saxony, 1522-1542, Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer 2016 Western Kentucky University

The Much Married Michael Kramer’: Evangelical Clergy And Bigamy In Ernestine Saxony, 1522-1542, Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

Beth Plummer

No abstract provided.


Clerical Marriage And Territorial Reformation In Ernestine Saxony And The Diocese Of Merseburg In 1522-1524., Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer 2016 Western Kentucky University

Clerical Marriage And Territorial Reformation In Ernestine Saxony And The Diocese Of Merseburg In 1522-1524., Marjorie Elizabeth Plummer

Beth Plummer

No abstract provided.


Notable Women In Economics: Margaret G. Reid, Helen H. Jensen 2016 Iowa State University

Notable Women In Economics: Margaret G. Reid, Helen H. Jensen

Helen Jensen

Margaret G. Reid was an economic scholar whose solid empirical analysis and insight into the economics of household and consumer behavior produced the foundation of many important theoretical advances in economics. Her pioneering work on the economics of household production and use of time, the concept and measurement of permanent income, and the statistical analysis of demand for housing were major contributions to the development of economic science and survey work. She was named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economics Association in 1980. Her death in late 1991 at the age of 96 marked the end of a long ...


Canadian Women Army Corps, Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, Linda Dao 2016 Sheridan College

Canadian Women Army Corps, Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, Linda Dao

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about the Canadian Women Army Corps by students Sandeep Barring, Nadine Joseph, and Linda Dao.


Canadian Servicewomen And The Second World War, Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, Fozia Yasmeen 2016 Sheridan College

Canadian Servicewomen And The Second World War, Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, Fozia Yasmeen

Canadian Military History Research Posters

Public history poster on Canada’s military past about the Canadian servicewomen in World War II by students Kimberly Gomez, Kayla Troy, Lina Vargas Jaramillo, and Fozia Yasmeen


Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes 2016 University of Rhode Island

Welcome To Dignity, Donna M. Hughes

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

No abstract provided.


Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill 2016 University of Wollongong

Review: Sylvia Martin, 'Ink In Her Veins: The Troubled Life Of Aileen Palmer', (Crawley: Uwa Publishing, 2016)., Rowan Cahill

Rowan Cahill

Review of Sylvia Martin's study (2016) of Australian poet, Spanish Civil War veteran, WW11 Ambulance driver, translator, Aileen Palmer and her life and times. 


York County Probate Records 1700-1800, Wendy E. Lucas 4505624, Noel D. Campbell 2016 University of Central Arkansas

York County Probate Records 1700-1800, Wendy E. Lucas 4505624, Noel D. Campbell

The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD)

We organized this data set to investigate whether gender had a significant impact on how appraisers conducted probate court estate inventories. If society drew a distinction between a man’s world and his work and a woman’s world and her work, then it may have associated different goods with the different worlds. This could have created ‘men’s possessions’ and ‘women’s possessions,’ ascribing gender to material objects. Acting within this set of cultural assumptions, probate appraisers might have wittingly or unwittingly inventoried estates differently on the basis of female involvement with the estate.

We used the York County ...


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