Historian's Wkshp_ Week 1/5/7 Notes

Paintings can be portrayal and vision of the time

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paintings can be portrayal and vision of the time period, knew that the painting was what would be seen during the conquest there are significances to paintings i.e. painting showing spaniards feeding children to other people, showing that spaniards are bad and maybe will have the king and queen step in and give the church more power because of what is happening some paintings significance is to show what they want to happen only reading text ignores the cues, what we want to focus on is ethnic categorizations portrayal of what the painting means paintings can show one thing but prove another beware of false assumptions based on absence of something in painting correct interpretation requires correct knowledge of history paintings are perfect examples of historical sources that are both an interpretation of an event/situation and a primary source awaiting your interpretation place painting in historical context Week 7 Hoaxes and History: hoaxes are like internet spam and viruses, always at risk of a hox best ones are ones that everyone believes, only way to protect yourself from a hoax is to know where to look hoaxes appeal to your emotions, tell you to stop thinking and just buy way to avoid hoax is same way historians analyze primary sources to make sure they are usable Mike goes on NPR and tells stories about the horrors in the Apple Factories in China 2nd interview is the retraction of the story and the interviewer confronting Mike about it why did so many people believe it? it was compelling primed to believe big corporations are bad started talk by connecting with us over his reliance and love affair with gadgets created emotional appeal to sympathy over alleged abuse of workers doubting him means we were callous
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