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74 blogs about History.

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

    That's right... ... I'm going on a research trip... ... to the UK! (I suppose this post should technically be called Archivwochen, but that's a little too pedantic even for me.) It's been nearly a …
    By Brett Holman, 163 words
  2. Alabama Yesterdays
    Random wanderings through Alabama history. By A.J. Wright. 🇺🇸 More info

    Alabama Postcard: Mentone Springs Hotel
    Mentone is a small town in DeKalb County in the northeastern part of the state. Mineral springs in the area led to its development in the 1880s as a resort, and it later became a …
    By AlabamaYesterdays, 424 words
  3. The Analog Antiquarian
    Chronicles of worldly wonders. By Jimmy Maher. 🇩🇰 More info

    Chapter 8: Rivers of Disappointment
    December 26, 1519 – February 3, 1520 Out of Rio de Janeiro, Magellan’s fleet sailed southward, hugging the coast of South America more tightly than ever under winds that now blew far more favorably for …
    By Jimmy Maher, 2,950 words
  4. Antiquarian's Attic
    A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time! 🇬🇧 More info

    Thetford Priory
    The remains of The Cluniac Priory of Our Lady of Thetford The Cluniac Priory of Our Lady, Thetford, was first founded on the Suffolk side of the Little Ouse river by Roger Bigod in the …
    By Saesnes, 512 words
  5. ArcheoThoughts
    Andre Costopoulos, University of Alberta. 🇨🇦 More info

    The problems with the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis Part 2: The platinum anomaly
    The Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis (YDIH) posits that a meteorite or comet impact or airburst initiated the Younger Dryas (YD) period, a sudden and significant millennium-long cold snap at the end of the last glacial …
    By Andre Costopoulos, 2,119 words
  6. ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
    History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940. By Hels. 🇦🇺 More info

    Stradivarius' Italian violins, greatest ever
    Violins built by Italian master luthier/stringed instrument maker Antonio St­rad­ivari (1644–1737) have a special mystique in the cl­as­­sical music world. Antonio established a shop in Cremona where he remained active, all his life. The earliest …
    By Hels, 955 words
  7. At the Pictures
    About cinemagoing in the past. By Lawrence. 🇬🇧 More info

    British Silent Film Festival Symposium 2024
    This popular annual event returns to KCL on 17th May 2024. This one day event features a range of papers of original research in all areas of film culture in Britain and areas affected by …
    By Lawrence, 4,419 words
  8. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years. 🇬🇧 More info

    Early Modern Fairy Sex Spell
    This month’s podcast is on sex and the supernatural. The most extraordinary text I ran across in preparing for our hour ride is the following spell from an early modern English text, edited by Frederika …
    By Beachcombing, 61 words
  9. Beth's Bobbins
    Living history and historic costuming, with a particular focus on women's clothing and hairstyles of the Victorian and American Civil War periods. 🇺🇸 More info

    Dine We Must
    Last Friday, I had the pleasure of serving as sous chef/research assistant for the Fort's second annual "Dine We Must" gala dinner. The main courses were catered, but our intrepid group of volunteers once again …
    By Beth, 266 words
  10. Bill Petro 4.0
    Writes about History, Popular Culture, Tech Trends, and Travel. 🇺🇸 More info

    Science of the Strawberry Moon
    Science of the Strawberry Moon Strawberries emerge in May and ripen in June, giving their name to June’s Full Moon. This Strawberry Moon, which often coincides with the Summer Solstice, will reach peak illumination in …
    By billpetro, 113 words
  11. 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. 🇬🇧 More info

    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
  12. Book and Sword – pontifex minimus
    By Sean Manning. 🇨🇦 More info

    Are 80% of Patreon Pledges Hidden?
    Graphtreon is awesome! Patreon is awesome! But Patreon is also another giant institution which we are are asked to trust but don’t have a way to verify Patreon is essential for funding many types of …
    By Sean, 1,010 words
  13. Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
    Resources for Historical Thinking. 🇺🇸 More info

    Douglass Day Workshop
    The Newberry Library in Chicago is hosting a Digital Humanities workshop on Frederick Douglass during Black History Month. Undergraduate and graduate students in History at Northern Illinois University may be interested in participating in this …
    By briansandberg, 210 words
  14. The British Newspaper Archive Blog
    Amazing finds and news from over 300 years of historical newspapers. 🇬🇧 More info

    Lottie Dod – the Youngest Winner of the Ladies’ Singles at Wimbledon
    Merseyside-born, Charlotte ‘Lottie’ Dod, is the youngest ever winner of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championship, achieving her triumph in 1887 at the tender age of 15 years and 285 days. She won the singles title …
    By BNA, 544 words
  15. A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry
    A look at history and popular culture. By Bret C Devereaux. 🇺🇸 More info

    Collections: How to Raise a Tribal Army in Pre-Roman Europe, Part III: Going To War With the Army You Have
    This is the third and final part of our three-part (I, II, III) look1 at how some ‘tribal’ or more correctly, non-state agrarian peoples – particularly the Celtiberians, Gauls and also many Germanic-language speaking peoples …
    By Bret Devereaux, 5,575 words
  16. The Diary of Samuel Pepys
    Daily entries from the 17th century London diary. 🇬🇧 More info

    Friday 21 June 1661
    This morning going to my father’s I met him, and so he and I went and drank our morning draft at the Samson in Paul’s Churchyard, and eat some gammon of bacon, &c., and then …
    By Samuel Pepys, 128 words
  17. distillatio
    Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts. By guthriestewart. 🇬🇧 More info

    Athanor’s, what are they?
    This post was inspired by the Turba philosophorum lecture on the 4th Feb 2022 An athanor is an alchemical furnace, but what exactly does it mean in practise? And I really do mean practise because …
    By guthriestewart, 1,368 words
  18. Dr Alun Withey
    I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'. 🇬🇧 More info

    Should I Stay or Should I go?: Encouraging travel in the early modern period.
    Travel today is often portrayed as a healthy activity, good for body, mind…and what’s left of the spirit! A good holiday is generally viewed as a tonic, and holiday company advertisements extol the virtues of …
    By Dr Alun Withey, 927 words
  19. Early Modern Notes
    crime, women, digital history... 🇬🇧 More info

    Time flew
    This blog is twenty years old. It’s not going away any time soon, but it’s not likely to become a hive of activity either. Not many academic history/humanities blogs I knew in 2004 are still …
    By Sharon Howard, 136 words
  20. Edwardian Promenade
    Your #1 source for Edwardian history! By Angela Tate. 🇬🇧 More info

    By Evangeline Holland, 5 words