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57 blogs about History.

  1. Airminded
    “Airpower and British society, 1908-1941 (mostly).” By Brett Holman. 🇦🇺

    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

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  2. Alabama Yesterdays
    “Random wanderings through Alabama history.” By A.J. Wright. 🇺🇸

    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

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  3. The Analog Antiquarian
    “Chronicles of worldly wonders.” By Jimmy Maher. 🇩🇰

    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

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  4. Antiquarian's Attic
    “A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time!” 🇬🇧

    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.
    By Saesnes, 34 words

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  5. ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
    “History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940.” By Hels. 🇦🇺

    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, …
    By Hels, 979 words

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  6. At the Pictures
    “About cinemagoing in the past.” By Lawrence. 🇬🇧

    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 …
    By Lawrence, 2,586 words

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  7. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    “The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years.” 🇬🇧

    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

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  8. 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. 🇬🇧

    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” …
    By Mike Dash, 795 words

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  9. Book and Sword – pontifex minimus
    By Sean Manning. 🇨🇦

    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 …
    By Sean, 53 words

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  10. Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
    “Resources for Historical Thinking.” 🇺🇸

    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

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  11. A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
    “A look at history and popular culture.” By Bret C Devereaux. 🇺🇸

    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

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  12. distillatio
    “Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts.” By guthriestewart. 🇬🇧

    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

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  13. Dr Alun Withey
    “I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'.” 🇬🇧

    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

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  14. Early Modern Notes
    “crime, women, digital history...” 🇬🇧

    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

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  15. Edwardian Promenade
    “Your #1 source for Edwardian history!” By Angela Tate. 🇬🇧

    By Evangeline Holland, 5 words

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  16. The Fastest Slow Guy You Know
    “A blog about bicycles, Oakland, California, roads, trails, history.” By Morgan Fletcher. 🇺🇸

    '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

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  17. 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.” 🇬🇧 🇺🇸

    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

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  18. 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. 🇺🇸

    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

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  19. The Graveyard Detective
    By Laurie Manton. 🇬🇧

    2022-04-13 10:47
    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 …
    By Laurie, 58 words

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  20. An Historian Goes to the Movies
    “Exploring history on the screen.” 🇺🇸

    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 …
    By aelarsen, 2,035 words

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