“Airpower and British society, 1908-1941 (mostly).”
By Brett Holman.
2 weeks ago
You wouldn’t read about it
Would you? It's the summer of 1935.1 You're at Croydon Airport, waiting to board an Imperial Airways flight to Paris. But you were in a rush this morning, and you forgot to bring something to …
By Brett Holman, 479 words
Average 806 words.
“Random wanderings through Alabama history.”
By A.J. Wright.
5 days ago
The Great Hartselle Bank Robbery of 1926
I've written about Hartselle in a previous post and covered a few of its historical highlights. Famed author William Bradford Huie was a native and is buried there. Other notable figures include John Sparkman, a …
By AlabamaYesterdays, 447 words
Average 482 words.
The Analog Antiquarian
“Chronicles of worldly wonders.”
By Jimmy Maher.
a week ago
Epilogue: Waiting to Exhale
There is an old saying in the literary trade that history cannot be written about events that took place less than 30 years ago. Attempting to write history from such a close remove is a …
By Jimmy Maher, 7,129 words
Average 5,843 words.
“A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time!”
6 months ago
From Margins of Empire at Ely Museum 22 Jan – 26 Jun
This second-century AD skillet was found in Prickwillow, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire in1838. Copper-alloy decorated with copper and niello inlay and tin-plating.
Average 537 words.
ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
“History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940.”
12 hours ago
T.B, family secrecy, involuntary lockup and treatments
Hilltop TB Sanatorium, Verona, 1907myveronanjThe first modern sanatorium for treating tuberculosis was the Royal Sea Bathing Infirmary for Scrofula, founded by a Quaker physician in Margate in 1791. Built for 36 patients and later expanded, …
Average 958 words.
At the Pictures
“About cinemagoing in the past.”
3 months ago
Mark Jeanes 1962-2022
I lived with Mark since 2006. This time last year he was diagnosed with a terminal illness, and a little more than a month ago he died. His funeral was on 13th December 2022 at …
Average 2,333 words.
Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
“The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years.”
2 weeks ago
Pitchforks and Witchcraft in Nineteenth-Century Warwickshire
In this month’s podcast we are looking at the last of the American witches. We also talked a good deal though about their British cousins and particularly witch killings. Here is an especially nasty nineteenth-century …
By Beachcombing, 62 words
Average 62 words.
A Blast From The Past
“Oddities, striking characters and incidents, strange days... this is history with all the interesting bits left in, by the author of Batavia's Graveyard, Tulipomania and The First Family.”
By Mike Dash.
a year ago
The Sin-Eaters (a preview)
Many apologies to subscribers who received a notification of a new post earlier today. Unfortunately this was an error on my part. I was working on an upcoming essay and managed to hit the “publish” …
Average 5,195 words.
Book and Sword – pontifex minimus
By Sean Manning.
2 days ago
Save Ancient Studies Virtual Conference 2023
The Save Ancient Studies Alliance Virtual Conference is looking for papers on the theme “Discovery, Science, and Technology in the Ancient World” (deadline 31 March). The conference will take place on 23 and 24 July …
Average 1,068 words.
Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
“Resources for Historical Thinking.”
a day ago
Digital Humanities Position with the NEH
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is hiring a Program Specialist with the Office of Digital Humanities. The NEH indicates that “The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) offers grant programs that fund project teams …
By briansandberg, 214 words
Average 188 words.
A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
“A look at history and popular culture.”
By Bret C Devereaux.
4 days ago
Collections: How to Polis, 101, Part IIa: Politeia in the Polis
This is the second post of our three-part series (I) looking at the structure of the ancient Greek polis. Last week we looked at how the Greeks understood the component parts of a polis, so …
By Bret Devereaux, 5,202 words
Average 5,463 words.
“Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts.”
5 months ago
Review of “The experimental Fire” by Jennifer Rampling
I am afraid that this review is 18 months late, due to running out of spoons in 2021 after moving house whilst also work being very busy and the ongoing pandemic running as a stressful …
By guthriestewart, 1,684 words
Average 1,023 words.
Dr Alun Withey
“I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'.”
a month ago
The Health Risks of Travel in Early-Modern Britain
As I start to make some progress on my new research project on travel, health and risk I am turning my attention to the sorts of things that early modern travellers were fearful of. As …
By Dr Alun Withey, 1,003 words
Average 1,086 words.
Early Modern Notes
“crime, women, digital history...”
4 months ago
Call for Papers
In Our Name: Royal Letters, Power and Diplomacy in Scotland and England (1513-1542) Performing and Resisting Power in Early Modern Life Plate 1 from Thomas May, Arbitrary government displayed to the life, 1690. Image from …
By Sharon Howard, 171 words
Average 579 words.
“Your #1 source for Edwardian history!”
By Angela Tate.
a year ago
PERIOD DRAMA ALERT: THE PORTER
By Evangeline Holland, 5 words
Average 5 words.
The Fastest Slow Guy You Know
“A blog about bicycles, Oakland, California, roads, trails, history.”
By Morgan Fletcher.
a week ago
'WORLD'S OLDEST ACTIVE COWBOY' TO MARK 94TH BIRTHDAY - Oakland Tribune - October 20, 1949
'WORLD'S OLDEST ACTIVE COWBOY' TO MARK 94TH BIRTHDAY Tom Wauhab Shuns His Rocking Chair Despite Great Age By BILL STROBEL SUNOL, Oct, 20. - When most pioneers pass the 75-year mark, society is content to …
By Morgan Fletcher, 1,415 words
Average 1,197 words.
Frog in a Well
“The primary purpose … is to promote more communication between those studying and researching in places like the United States with those in other places such as Japan.”
2 weeks ago
Cleaning Up Tables from Primary Sources in ChatGPT
I’ve been following with interest the debates around the rapid emergence of powerful large language models such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, its Bing sibling Sydney, Meta’s Galactica, and Google’s Bard. One important recent discussion of this …
By K. M. Lawson, 486 words
Average 578 words.
Georgia Before People
“I’m writing this blog because I’m fascinated with what the ecology of southeastern North America was before people colonized the region and ruined it.”
By Mark Gelbart.
5 days ago
What did Entelodonts and Anthracotheres Eat?
Most species of mammals living during the Oligocene (33 million years BP-25 million years BP) left no living descendants, but some were related to ancestors of extant species. Anthracotheres and entelodonts are examples of this …
By markgelbart, 453 words
Average 588 words.
The Graveyard Detective
By Laurie Manton.
11 months ago
A Grisly End to a Lancashire Policeman.A grisly end. Sergeant William James Bedwell of the Lancashire Mounted Police had tied his legs together, cut his throat and jumped in the River RIbble -buried at Preston …
Average 83 words.
An Historian Goes to the Movies
“Exploring history on the screen.”
a year ago
The King: Agincourt
One of the reasons I stopped posting during Covid was I got busy right in the middle of a two-part review of The King (2019, dir. David Michôd), a movie I rather disliked. I did …
Average 2,446 words.