For anyone interested in the history of archives and record-keeping.
An introduction to music appreciation and history that emphasizes the political, cultural, and social influences on music from antiquity to the 20th century. Contents include sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental, and folk and art music from across the Western world, including modern popular song. No previous musical experience necessary. All course materials, including textbooks, are included.
Literature, social history, and culture of Renaissance / Early Modern England
Speculation about how the social history of early-modern England could be made more sophisticated by including animals.
My work relates to two principal themes or research interests. I work on the history of English law in the central middle ages, and have published and spoken on the cultural and social history of law, as well as one specific legal texts. I also work on the cultural and social history of religion, and have worked on both Benedictine monasticism and the work and impact of the episcopate.
Ninteenth-century social history.
Working class movements.
Popular music Studies.
history of the book, scribal practices, early reader marginalia, social history of reading and writing, medieval and early modern literacy and numeracy, Chaucer, Malory, Pearl/Gawain-Poet, and keeping squirrels out of my tomato plants
Women’s and Gender Studies with special emphases in queer theory and LGBTQ studies; 20c American Lit; social histories and cultural studies; gay and lesbian literatures; southern studies; literary theory; animal studies.
My main disciplinary affiliation is environmental history, but I could also be termed a social historian, a historical geographer, or a digital humanist. My most recent research activities focus on the social history of the environment and on the history of science. In particular, I look at conflicts about rights to access resources, the history of nature conservation, and the development of the concept of mean sea level.
If you are interested in Medieval Europe (political, cultural, economic, social history) from 11th to 16th centuries, this is your group. Any kind of research is welcome, as well as methodological and theoretical discussions on Medieval Studies. Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese.