Archives for the ‘history’ Category

Research Realities and Running Out of Time

By • Aug 20th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

In my last blog post I was at home optimistically learning about some park history and tinkering around with my story map. After that blog post it took me way too long to figure out that I was not using the correct kind of story map for what I wanted to build. Who knew? When […]

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Checking in on the Chaplaincy: Update #3

By • Aug 19th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

I can’t believe there’s only one more week left of my research on the military chaplaincy! This research got it’s start last fall, when I was taking a class on religion and war in America, and the intersections of church and state. I started wondering how religious chaplains fared in secular environments, and that question […]

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At The Lighthouse: Installment 2 – You can’t rewrite history

By • Aug 8th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

As I rewrite the History of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse, I have started bumping up against a topic which I do not really know how to deal with: censorship. Almost always, when it comes to censorship, unless you have a really good reason to censor something, you should tell it as it is and leave well […]

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Farewell, Winterthur

By • Aug 7th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

It’s hard to believe ten weeks have come and gone, and that Friday was full of goodbyes. I was sent off with kind cards, two pies, and the promise that I was now family, and should come back when I could. There are so many wonderful moments and memories, people and things from this summer, […]

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At The Lighthouse: Installment 1

By • Aug 2nd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

My undertaking for this project is to delve deeper into the history of the Sheringham Point Lighthouse, located on the coast of Vancouver Island. I have been going down so many rabbit warrens with this project–the phrase “You don’t know what you don’t know” couldn’t be more applicable to this situation. One day you think […]

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Checking in on the Chaplaincy: Amazing Stories of Courage

By • Jul 29th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

Hello again, here’s another friendly update on my research on military chaplaincy and its links with mental health! Initially, when I started this research I was counting on only finding more study-based papers from academic journals. As I’ve been collecting research, from books, journals, videos, and across many types of media, one thing that struck […]

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The Print Blocks Strike Back – Winterthur Week 8

By • Jul 24th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

You Thought They Were Gone For Good… And honestly, so did I. When Paula and I finished photographing the last box of print blocks, I thought that would be the end of it for me. But it wasn’t. It really wasn’t. Because in addition to the 12 boxes of print blocks, Winterthur also received two […]

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Pennsylvania and Procrastination

By • Jul 23rd, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, nature, Research

It’s now been a month since the end of my trip. After my last blog post I visited the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Going into each visit I didn’t have anything set up for interviews and this resulted in varying levels of success. At the Grand Canyon, we walked into […]

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A Couple New Adventures – Winterthur Week 7

By • Jul 17th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

This week at Winterthur was a mix of classic responsibilities and new assignments. I realized I only three weeks left at Winterthur after this, and it’s crazy to think of how much I have seen and experienced during my time with the Curatorial and Registration Departments. Let’s take a look at Week 7, shall we? […]

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Hitting the Ground Running: Interviews, Transcripts, and International Exchange

By • Jul 17th, 2017 • Category: history, Honors Thesis, Research

After studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa (!) in June, it has been go go go for me being back in the good ol’ Burg. I did have a fascinating addition to my research in Cape Town actually. I got the change to take classes with Lwando Scott, a sociology lecturer, at the University of […]

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