Up to Snuff #105 Historical Writing
A place in history
Making a historical art work:
Looking through historical lens such as: social, economic, socioeconomic, cultural, military, religion, political, history of science
Events and individuals of the past
Change, context, causality, contingency, complexity
Primary and secondary sources, evidence, audience, write a thesis question to work from, relevance, intent, accuracy, authority, suffrage, religion, purpose, objective, summary, short responses, consequences, movements, proximate, necessary, contributory, analysis, constitutional, longitudinal, messages, de jure, de facto, credibility, abstract, transitional language, class relation, social phenomena, brief description, Boolean operators, major concepts, identify keywords, ephemera, posters, postcards, advertisements, change, historical event analysis, plan, critical research question, historical thinking applies, subjectivity
Historical significance: 1) How notable or important was the event at the time it occurred? 2) Did the event affect a great many people? 3) Were the consequences of the event extensive or enduring 4) Does the event symbolize or relate to broader historical trends?
Historical evidence: documents, artifacts, buildings, paintings, photographs, oral histories,
Not evidence: opinion, rumor, propaganda, political rhetoric, historical narratives
What would you like to know more about?
- Historical event description
- Secondary sources
- Primary sources
- Research question
- Message tailored to audience
- Articulation of response
Who are, where from, goals?
Change over time