By Sarah Kay Bierle
Season 1 starts in March 2021 and begins with a look at historical memory and the day-to-day challenges encountered while considering this topic.
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Historian LifeApr 24, 2021
Heroes & Memory
What Memory? This episode introduces the ideas of "History" - "Memory" - "Collective Memory" to lay a foundation for more discussion about heroes. Sarah uses a story about a recent camping to try to break down the history, memory, collective memory concepts and then shares a brief example from the more distant past, the Battle of New Market.
Do We Need Heroes?
Do we need heroes? Well, they are a long-standing human tradition, going back to ancient times which suggestions there might be something deeply important to the concept. So...why do we need heroes? Perhaps they make us feel better about ourselves, and perhaps the concept of hero helps to reflect the changing values of individuals and society as they "make or break" their demigod heroes.
A List of Heroes?
As we're digging deeper into the concept of heroes, Sarah shares about how she made a "list of heroes" in her childhood and how thinking back to that moment is important for considering the rise and fall of heroes. We'll also explore definitions for the word "hero", laying the groundwork for future episodes.
P.S. We know we missed a few weeks of posting in March, and we apologize. Sometimes, mental health and wellness is more important than the "next episode." Things are better now, and we look forward to resuming our weekly podcast schedule. Thank you.
Heroines & History
It's Women's History Month, so let's chat about the ladies of the past. Why aren't there so many "legendary" women? How can we strive to include women's stories into the conversation about history? Sarah Kay Bierle shares some examples, stories, and ideas in this new episode.
Does History Really Inspire?
Sarah Kay Bierle chats about her philosophy when approaching history, shares a couple of personal stories, and sets the stage for re-examining historical heroes, legends, myths, visual representations, and more in Season 1 of Historian Life Podcast!
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