Remembering History One Story At a Time

How Hist 4250 influenced me

Author

Helen Watson

Biography

I find biographies to be one of the most interesting forms of history. The biography, No Bleeding Heart: Charlotte Whitton – A Feminist on the Right, provided great insight into the life of Charlotte Whitton. Because the book was about the life… Continue Reading →

Microhistory

As defined by Sandwell, microhistory is the study of the “details of daily life in one place, and how they change over time.” (124) Microhistory is probably the genre that surprised me the most. Originally I thought it might be… Continue Reading →

What I Got From the Memoir

As evident from my choice of topic for my project, I got that music was essential in A.M. Henry’s Memoir. I thought it was interesting how her brother wanted to be a professional pianist (II /43). This interested me because… Continue Reading →

Class Discussion

A.M. Henry’s Memoir brought excellent class discussion. It is evident that each of us took something different out of the memoir. Some went with the idea of feminism in the memoir while someone else talked about women in sport, and… Continue Reading →

Events that Shaped My Life

In this class I learned a lot about myself. One thing that I learned that is especially important is that I am drawn to entertainment. I discovered this when I was asked what kinds of lens I view my research…. Continue Reading →

What This Course Has Taught Me

This course has taught me so much about myself and the methods of history. I have learned that although each method of history is unique, they all add something to the field. I also thought that it was impossible to… Continue Reading →

Likes and Dislikes

Throughout the course, I have been focused with consciously determining my likes and dislikes so I can realize the biases I have every time I approach a different project. The first thing I noticed is that I tend to like… Continue Reading →

What I would do differently

There are couple of things that I would do differently. What I had in mind for the essay initially was I wanted to do more of a survey of Canadian music. I think it might have also been interesting to focus… Continue Reading →

Inspiration

This post ties into both my post about what A.M. Henry’s memoir meant to me and the events that shaped my life. I got the inspiration for my essay by looking at how music influenced Henry’s life. Music played a… Continue Reading →

Feedback

Feedback from my oral presentation provided essential clues to the final draft of my essay. I discovered I needed a concrete definition of Canadian music, so I added the Broadcasting Act to my essay. Feedback from this presentation also showed… Continue Reading →

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