Patty Dorsey '69
Fall 1965. Mr. Wohl's Introduction to British History, for freshmen. The very first assignment (I believe) was the Norman Conquest. We had a textbook, I think, ... Elton? But the assignment was to go to the library to find and look at the Bayeux Tapestry. The class discussion addressed what we could discern about the historical event by looking at this original source: who made it? when? for what reason? what did the faces convey? what did the choice of scenes to depict tell us? Vassar History: always about the original source. And, of course, those darn little note pads.
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