Monthly Archives: November 2019

Weekly Response 6

Trace ideas and thoughts are always following us into the present and affecting our current ideas and perceptions. If we develop a certain judgement about a situation or about ourselves, we will carry that judgement with us even when it is not relevant to our current situations. For example, in high school, I developed the […]

Reading Through the Years

Today, reading is considered an essential skill and is used primarily to communicate information. However, the majority of people were mostly illiterate until the 1800s, generally only being able to read the Bible, an almanac, and perhaps a few other works. After a few years, books became much more popular for educational and personal purposes, […]

Weekly Response 5

In Pomian’s work, he makes it clear that collections facilitate some sort of connection between the visible and the invisible. The collection itself is the visible, which is somehow opposing the invisible, which is usually the meaning that the collection has to the observer. He argues that language is what draws a link between the […]