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Thick Description Workshop: Narrating the Execution of Charles I, 1649

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Nick Smolenski, Duke University
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Humanities Unbounded MicroWorlds Workshop

Thick description, first used by anthropologist Clifford Geertz, incorporates context to better understand a person, a community, or a place. Participants will use diary entries, court records, and maps to create their own thick description in a first-person narrative, contextualizing the execution of King Charles I on 30 January, 1649 in London. Particular focus on the senses, on sounds of the early modern city, and on political frameworks will enable students of any academic focus to construct an impactful narrative.

Led by MicroWorlds Graduate Fellow and CMRS affiliate, Nick Smolenski. RSVP to

Contact: MicroWorlds Lab