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Blogs about History

40 blogs about History.

  1. Airminded
    “Airpower and British society, 1908-1941 (mostly).” By Brett Holman. 🇦🇺
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    At Mastodon
    With Twitter's future looking increasingly nasty, brutish and/or short, I've made alternative arrangements for my array of Airminded social media accounts at Mastodon. My main account is: @[email protected] This instance, hcommons.social, is run by Humanities …
    By Brett Holman, 570 words

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  2. Antiquarian's Attic
    “A Farrago of Antiquities routed out of the Rusts and Crusts and Fusts of Time!” 🇬🇧
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    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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  3. ART and ARCHITECTURE, mainly
    “History, art history and architecture of Britain & Empire, Europe, Mediterranean & North America, 1640-1940.” By Hels. 🇦🇺
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    Brilliant Czech doctor, Jan Janský 1873-1921 ........ Guest post
    I could be seen as having two vested interests in this story (being Czech and a doctor). But I will try not to exaggerate the importance of some brilliant Czech medical science.Throughout history, people knew …
    By Hels, 924 words

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  4. Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
    “The outlandish, the anomalous and the curious from the last five thousand years.” 🇬🇧
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    The Fairy Witch of Carrick-on-Suir: A Nineteenth-Century Fairy Resurrectionist
    James Hayes in court 2 Sept 1864 : ‘It is not so extraordinary… for persons to be raised from the dead’. Introduction Mary Doheny (1820s-1870s?), the subject of our latest podcast, was a nineteenth-century Irish …
    By Beachcombing, 65 words

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  5. 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. 🇬🇧
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    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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  6. Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives
    “Resources for Historical Thinking.” 🇺🇸
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    Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies
    The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is offering a seminar on Digital Humanities and Premodern Studies: An Introduction. The Center for Renaissance Studies indicates that “this course introduces the methods, approaches, uses, …
    By briansandberg, 220 words

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  7. A Collection of Unmitigated Pedantry NEW
    “A look at history and popular culture.” By Bret C Devereaux. 🇺🇸
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    Collections: Why Roman Egypt Was Such a Strange Province
    Welcome back! We are back from our November hiatus and thus back to regular weekly posts! This week we’re going to answer the runner-up question in the last ACOUP Senate poll (polls in which you …
    By Bret Devereaux, 5,619 words

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  8. distillatio
    “Medieval alchemy, chemistry related technology and random things distilled from books and artefacts.” By guthriestewart. 🇬🇧
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    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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  9. Dr Alun Withey
    “I am an academic historian of medicine and the body, and 2014 AHRC/BBC 'New Generation Thinker'.” 🇬🇧
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    Packing the Essentials!: Preparing to Travel in the 18th Century.
    Now that Covid restrictions have finally been lifted, and summer is at least theoretically here – it’s raining outside as I write! – many people are returning to travel and undertaking the holidays that have …
    By Dr Alun Withey, 1,038 words

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  10. Early Modern Notes
    “crime, women, digital history...” 🇬🇧
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    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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  11. Edwardian Promenade
    “Your #1 source for Edwardian history!” By Angela Tate. 🇬🇧
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    PERIOD DRAMA ALERT: THE PORTER
    By Evangeline Holland, 5 words

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  12. The Fastest Slow Guy You Know NEW
    “A blog about bicycles, Oakland, California, roads, trails, history.” By Morgan Fletcher. 🇺🇸
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    Modern 'Homesteaders' Buy Another Slice of Historic Contra Costa County, Dec 23, 1953, Oakland Tribune
    Modern 'Homesteaders' Buy Another Slice of Historic Contra Costa County Wed, Dec 23, 1953 – 17 · Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California) · Newspapers.com Modern 'Homesteaders' Buy Another Slice of Historic Contra Costa County Another historic …
    By Morgan Fletcher, 1,104 words

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  13. Frog in a Well NEW
    “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.” 🇬🇧 🇺🇸
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    Drawings in the North Korean Magazine Hwalsal/Hwasal
    I’ve been watching Twitter not-so-slowly go into decline and it has made me reflect on how, increasingly over the last decade, I’ve been sharing fun sources by twitter thread than on the Frog in a …
    By K. M. Lawson, 368 words

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  14. The Graveyard Detective
    By Laurie Manton. 🇬🇧
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    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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  15. Historical Ragbag
    “A site of history's odds and ends, and lots of books.” By Ellen. 🇦🇺
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    Flinders Street Ballroom Part 2
    So, my post of Flinders Street Ballroom from 2021 needs an addendum. You can read the original post which looks at the history of the ballroom and the amazing Patricia Piccinini exhibition here: Flinders Street …
    By historicalragbag, 308 words

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  16. The History Blog NEW
    “It’s a blog. About history.”
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    Export bar for 14th c. ivory casket with Grail, wild men
    An exceedingly rare French Gothic ivory casket carved with low relief scenes of Arthurian romance is at risk of leaving the UK if a museum or gallery cannot be found to acquire it for the …
    By livius drusus, 844 words

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  17. History of Knowledge
    “Research, Resources, and Perspectives.” 🇺🇸
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    African American Lucumí Devotees’ Adoption and Adaptation of African Diasporic Religious Knowledge in the U.S.
    This short piece traces how the Black Power era affected the unfolding of the transmission of African diasporic religious knowledge and how it contributed to the evolution of specifically African American variations of Lucumí in …
    By Martina Schaefer, 2,126 words

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  18. The history of Witham, Essex
    “Some Research by Janet Gyford.” 🇬🇧
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    Percy Laurence
    Obituary from Essex Review, Volume 30, 1921, p.182 “Percy E. Laurence, J.P., of the Grove Witham, who died in a London nursing home after an operation, on 24 May, was a man than whom no-one …
    By Janet Gyford, 492 words

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  19. History Unfolding
    “A historian's comments on current events, foreign and domestic.” By David Kaiser. 🇺🇸
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    Another anniversary
    It's been 59 years and it's not surprising that the November 22 anniversary last Tuesday passed unnoticed. I want to commemorate it by offering up this extraordinary 2013 piece from the Boston Globe on the …
    By David Kaiser, 107 words

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  20. In the Middle
    “a medieval studies blog.” By Cord J. Whitaker, Jonathan Hey, Mary Kate Hurley. 🇺🇸
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    The Medieval Modern and Carrying on through Grief
    by Cord J. Whitaker I am trying to order my thoughts today. They have been disordered by the specter of global war in a world where democracy is dying in the face of fascism, where …
    By Cord J. Whitaker, 295 words

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