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Adventures in the Archives: The Living Past

Originally posted on Nursing Clio:
The stereotype of historians isolated in archives with dusty papers and dim lighting has more than a grain of truth to it. Granted, my archive…

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rome’ s Masculine Imperium

Originally posted on mikeaztec:
The ancient Romans admired the characteristics that they believed allowed them to establish hegemony over their rivals. It comes as little surprise then that the hyper-masculine…

April 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

It started with a bad glass of wine: the St. Scholastica Day riots.

Six hundred and fifty-nine years ago today, on February 10, 1355, two Oxford University students, Walter Spryngeheuse and Roger de Chesterfield, went down to a local pub, called the Swindlestock … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Oswald acted alone: when history doesn’t measure up to expectations.

Fifty years ago today, on November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone and not as part of a larger plot, shot and killed President John F. Kennedy as he … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Dreamtime: mysticism, spirituality and Australian history.

Let’s get one thing straight first: I don’t know nearly as much about Australian history as I should. Most of what I know forms the very general outlines of the … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

6 steps to write a great History article (by Valentin Boulan)

Originally posted on PublisHistory Blog:
PublisHistory has now been successfully running for almost four months, regularly sharing fantastic history essays for all to enjoy. This post is not about a…

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

It was round in 1492: the myth of the myth of the flat earth.

Last night I watched a perfectly dreadful movie about Christopher Columbus. This was the 1949 biopic starring Frederic March in the title role (it was called simply Christopher Columbus), and it … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Should you go to law school? Read this before you decide.

This is an unusual article for this blog, and addresses a particular audience. If you found this page through an Internet search, chances are pretty good that you’re somewhere in … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Knowledge unknown: the lost Library of the University of Louvain.

Ninety-nine years ago today, on August 25, 1914, an unspeakable tragedy in world culture occurred in a small corner of Belgium, when German troops set fire to the library on … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

Looking back on history, protest, 1968 and more: the Daniel Pope interview [part three].

This is the third and final installment of the interview with Daniel Pope, long-time history professor from University of Oregon and the subject one of the most fascinating series I’ve … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

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