Sensory history and the pandemic

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Sensory history and the pandemic

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I've been thinking about sensory history and how often it's left out of historical records. We often don't stop to comment on observations we make every day like noise of a busy street corner or the smell of muffins baking in the kitchen. I'm teaching HST643 Global history during Fall B with a module on sensory history. I'd like to ask students to add a perspective on the sensory history of the pandemic. I posted this thought in the JOTPY Slack workspace and Shanna replied with a really interesting observation about sound: “…there is an odd tension of noise inside my home and silence the second I step outside. I find myself needing a quiet space when I’m in my house. Yet the second I walk outside, it’s way too quiet that I start to feel uncomfortably lonely and in need of human connection.”

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August 20, 2020

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Katy Kole de Peralta

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Katy Kole de Peralta

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English Education--Universities
English Emotion
English Environment & Landscape
English Home & Family Life

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sensory history
Shanna Gagnon
Clinton Roberts

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This item was submitted on August 25, 2020 by Katy Kole de Peralta using the form “Share Your Story” on the site “A Journal of the Plague Year”:

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