Eva Karlen

Wolf Humanities Center Undergraduate Fellow

20192020 Forum on Kinship

Eva Karlen

History

CAS, 2021

Social and Cultural History of the Woodlands Cemetery

I intend to research the Victorian era founding years of the Woodlands Cemetery Company and trends in Victorian entertainment and leisure time, especially within the park and rural cemetery movements, and the interest in Latin language and literature. I plan to study the social history of cemeteries, sites for the observation of death and entertainment in the Victorian era. With the focus on Latin, I hope to explore another dimension of Victorian era entertainment, and in doing so better understand relations of class and society in Philadelphia.