Researching “Ten Years of Winter”: A day in my life as a historian.

What do I do all day, what am I looking for, and why do I do it? This post explains the life of a historian.

By |2014-08-30T17:47:25-07:00August 30th, 2014|Academics, History, Life, Spotlight, Ten Years of Winter|28 Comments

The Sage of Monticello looks skyward: Thomas Jefferson’s weather book.

After he returned from Washington, Thomas Jefferson chronicled the environmental history of his plantation in a special book, which very few historians have ever seen.

“Waffels” for dinner, rum for breakfast: eating and boozing in Iceland in 1809!

What was on the menu in Iceland 205 years ago? How about tern's eggs, boiled salmon, lots of wine and rancid butter?

By |2014-06-24T20:30:03-07:00June 24th, 2014|Academics, Anomalous, Cooking, History, Spotlight, Wine|0 Comments