As part of my squiggly wiggly path towards being a real life academic, I became lucky enough to get a teacher who is letting me help with their class. Best yet – it’s a History of Disaster and Disease in Society class! Basically, my job is to find context sites – literature, music, dance, etc of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and the Early Modern Eras. Whoo hoo! I’ve done some of this before. But, I want to show that I know what sources are – and that I’m picky about what I use.
I’m finding some truly AWESOME material, and I really want to share it with you!
A first hand account of the black death of the 14th century: Here.
For someone like me who has spent about 1/3 of her life studying this history of dance, this, from the Book of Hours,is really cool! I feel like she’s saying YAY! which is just what I’m saying too!