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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 29.04.2017

The History Blog

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Quiver of arrows found in Fregerslev Viking grave

Archaeologists excavating the Fregerslev Viking grave south of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland, Denmark, have discovered a bundle of arrowheads at the bottom of the grave. The bundle appears to contain six heart-shaped iron arrowheads. Theres a layer of black organic material at the pointed end of the arrowheads that archaeologists believe to be the [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 28.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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#SayHerName: The LA Uprising, 25 Years Later

By Brenda E. Stevenson “No justice, no peace!” was the anthem of the day in late April 1992 in Los Angeles as local blacks, Latinos/as, and even a sprinkling of Asian Americans and whites joined in the five day “rebellion” that purportedly underscored the injustice of the verdict in the Rodney King police brutality trial. It ended with a devastating toll of losses—54 deaths, more than 2,... Lue lisää

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Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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An Evening of Food History in the IHR Library

On Monday 15th May, the IHR Library will host an evening dedicated to food history to coincide with the opening of a new exhibition, All the Right Ingredients: Food History Resources in the IHR, examining the history of food as revealed by the collections of the IHR Library. Food has always held a significant role in history, shaping societies and influencing cultures and economies. However, it wa... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Tour Ireland’s Sheela-na-Gigs with Heritage Maps

Irelands Heritage Council and Heritage Maps have launched a new dataset mapping all the Sheela-na-Gigs in situ and in collections around Ireland. Sheela-na-Gigs are female figures often characterized by bands across the forehead, visible ribs, and most notably, their hands spreading their vulvas wide open. They are found in the UK and to a lesser [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 27.04.2017

Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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New reviews: humanitarianism, tuberculosis, Islam and Red Ellen

London Foundling Hospital We start this week with From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism by Amanda B. Moniz. Eric Herschthal and the author discuss a new and important book for anyone interested in the history of human rights (no. 2099, with response here). Next up is Christian McMillens Discovering Tuberculosis: A Global History, 1900 to the Present. ... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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The “Practical Value of History”: Historians in the Federal Government

What is the “practical value of history”? This was the framing question of J. Samuel Walker’s Roger R. Trask Lecture delivered at the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government (SHFG) on April 13. Walker, who’s the former historian of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the author of several acclaimed books on the history of nuclear power, argued that hi... Lue lisää

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Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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Future Past: researching archives in the digital age

Thursday 18 May 2017, Wolfson Conference Suite, IHR The IHR and British Records Association (BRA) invite you to attend this one day conference on Thursday 18 May 2017. This conference aims to promote the understanding and collaboration between archivists and researchers; explore challenges posed by digital access to collections, and improve methodologies (e.g. education/training for researchers i... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Massasoit Ousamequin’s relics to be reburied

Artifacts and remains of the Wampanoag leader who forged the first alliance with the Pilgrims are being reburied in his original grave after a two-decade search for the scattered relics. The Pilgrims called him Massasoit as if it were his first name and it has stuck, but in fact its a hereditary title meaning Great [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 26.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Jews in the Americas

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to ourfree Calendar.This week we are featuring the University of Floridas short-term research fellowships to study Jews in the Americas. The Alexander Grass Chair in Jewish History and the Price Library of Judaica at the University of Florida invite applications for short-term (... Lue lisää

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History Today

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National Gallery: Cambodia

The first in a new series exploring the history of a country in pictures begins with Cambodia.  ... Lue lisää

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Black and White and Red all over

Eighty years after its creation, one of the 20th-century’s most enduring artworks warns us against the danger of ‘alternative facts’. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Church mural painted by Jewish “degenerate artist” revealed after 44 years

A monumental mural painted by Jewish artist Hans Feibusch in St Marks Church in Coventry has been revealed after spending 44 years hidden behind a brick wall. Its been hidden more than four times longer than it was in view, but now its out in the open for good. A Victorian Gothic Revival church built [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 25.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Antony Keane-Dawes

Antony Keane-Dawes is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been a member since 2012. Antony Keane-Dawes is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been a member since 2012. Alma maters: BA, St. John’s University, 2010; MA, Florida International University, 2013; PhD in progres... Lue lisää

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Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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New IHR research guide on Material Culture

History through Material Culture by Leonie Hannan and Sarah Longair History through material culture is a unique, step-by-step guide for students and researchers who wish to use objects as historical sources. Responding to the significant scholarly interest in historical material culture studies, this book makes clear how students and researchers ready to use these rich material sources can... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Florence Nightingale’s Egyptian artifacts to go on display

Florence Nightingale wasnt even 18 years old when she first realized the expected life of an elegant young woman of her milieu husband, children, charitable causes was not for her. One of two much-loved daughters of wealthy, upper class parents, Florence grew up at Embley Park in Hampshire, spending the summers in the [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 24.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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“Come Let Us Build a New World Together”: The SNCC Digital Gateway

By Lauren Tilton It can be challenging to teach about the civil rights movement. For many reasons, from time constraints to lack of access to archives, the liberation struggle is often framed through its most prominent leader, Martin Luther King Jr. Now, thanks to a partnership between Duke University and the SNCC Legacy Project, an organization comprised of SNCC participants, teachers have access... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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1627 Knight’s Tomb in Jamestown conserved

Since late last year, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have been excavating the Memorial Church, built in 1907 over the foundations of three 17th century churches, the earliest being the 1617 timber-frame church in which the Jamestown colonists held the first representative assembly in English North America in 1619. (The second was built in 1640, the last [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 23.04.2017

The History Blog

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Second parchment manuscript of Declaration of Independence found in UK

Harvard researchers have discovered a second manuscript written on parchment of the Declaration of Independence in a county archive in Chichester, UK. The only other parchment manuscript is the original Matlack Declaration in the National Archives, the large-scale, or engrossed, in the parlance of 1776, version with John Hancocks John Hancock that everyone pictures when [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 22.04.2017

The History Blog

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Gold coin hoard found in piano declared treasure

Last November, piano tuner Martin Backhouse was having a hard time with some sticky keys on a 1906 Broadwood & Sons upright piano he was overhauling for The Community College of Bishops Castle. Martin found the problem when he removed the keys: eight parcels full of gold coins. The school alerted the Finds Liaison Officer [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 21.04.2017

The History Blog

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Watch NOVA’s Holocaust Escape Tunnel

When researchers discovered an escape tunnel dug by Jewish prisoners in the forest of Ponar outside Vilnius, Lithuania, last year, their investigation was filmed by PBS for a future episode of its consistently excellent NOVA series. The NOVA episode premiered on PBS Tuesday, 73 years almost to the day after the escape on Passover night, [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 20.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Playing the Long Game: Career Diversity for Future PhDs

ByTaylor Perk At any AHA annual meeting, it’s easy to spot dozens of well-dressed individuals preparing for interviews in the hopes of finding a job within the academy. In the past few years, however, with the advent of Career Diversity, the flavor of the meeting has changed a bit. At the Colorado Convention Center, only a few rooms over from the Job Center, one could find several PhD students a... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Predicting the Fall of Anne Boleyn

In his pursuit of Anne Boleyn, Thomas Cromwell was guided by a prophecy foretelling treason.  ... Lue lisää

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Hidden but not lost

Writing a history of transgender people poses unique problems. ... Lue lisää

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Justifying Slavery

The changing shape of the slave trade in the medieval Mediterranean.   ... Lue lisää

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Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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New Historical Research articles

Eugenics, socialists and the labour movement in Britain, 1865–1940. David Redvaldsen This article offers a comprehensive survey of relations between the labour movement, socialists and official eugenic opinion from the late Victorian era to the Second World War. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, it discusses both how the left regarded eugenics and the attempts by the Eugenics Society ... Lue lisää

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New reviews: C20 German prisons, medieval Scotland, English law and Russian courts

We start this week with The Corrigible and the Incorrigible: Science, Medicine, and the Convict in Twentieth-Century Germany by Greg Eghigian. Janet Weston and the author debate an excellent book which aims to disrupt Anglo-centric versions of penal welfarism (no. 2095, with response here). Next up is The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124-1290 by Alice Taylor. Toby Salisbury praises a... Lue lisää

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May issue of Historical Research

Historical Research, vol. xc, no. 248 Contents: British Library, Cotton MS Tiberius C VI, fo. 5v Butlers and dish-bearers in Anglo-Saxon courts: household officers at the royal table. Alban Gautier ‘The Gallaunts of Fawey’: a case study of Fowey during the Hundred Years’ War, c.1337–1399. S. J. Drake A ‘conservative’ family? The Howard women and responses to religious change during t... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Model looms found in ancient tomb in China

An archaeological survey of a subway construction site in Chengdu, Sichuan province, southwestern China, unearthed a tomb containing four model looms. It dates to the reigns of the Han Dynasty Emperors Jingdi (157 to 141 B.C.) and Wudi (141 to 88 B.C.). The tomb is 24 feet long, 16 feet wide and 9 feet high [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 19.04.2017

History Today

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Newswomen in Revolt

New US equality laws in the 1960s meant a revolution in journalism, as the women of the press fought for their place. ... Lue lisää

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Latest from the IHR Blog (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

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The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640 – British History Online

In spite of the crowns efforts to curb the practice, gentlemen continued to boast of their prowess in duelling : Sir Kenelme Digbyes Honour Maintained (1641) (By permission of the British Library) This post has kindly been written by Professor Richard Cust from the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies at the University of Birmingham. The Court of Chivalry 1634-1640 is now freely availab... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Humanities Access Grant

Every week, AHA Today showcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to ourfree Calendar.This week we are featuring NEH Humanities Access grants. Humanities Access grants help support capacity building for humanities programs that benefit one or more of the following groups:children, family, and young adults(defined to include those between ages ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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10 coffins, 8 mummies, 1,000 ushabtis found in Luxor tomb

Archaeologists have discovered a tomb containing 10 coffins, eight mummies and more than 1,000 funerary statues in the Draa Abul Nagaa necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor. The team had to work hard to get to this point, removing more than 450 cubic meters of debris before reaching the door to [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 18.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Melinda Chateauvert

Melinda Chateauvert is an associate director of the Front Porch Research Strategy in New Orleans, Louisiana. She divides her year between New Orleans and Washington, DC, and has been a member of the AHA since 1992.Website: http://frontporchresearch.org Twitter handle: @whorestorian Alma maters: BA (women’s studies), University of Iowa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 1984; MA (women’s stu... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Napoleon’s first love captured in a ring

Before he was General Bonaparte, before he was First Consul, before he was Emperor of the French, even before the French Revolution that made it possible for a Corsican nobody to reach such dizzying heights of power, Napoleon Bonaparte was a wet-behind-the-ears graduate from the École Militaire in Paris. The first Corsican to graduate from [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 17.04.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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“A Historian Walks into an Archive . . .”: Humor and Historical Research

By Jennifer Vannette Historical research can be quite funny even when investigating a serious topic—there is humor to be found in documents, in people, and in the process. I study the intersection of religion and politics in the late 1940s and early 1950s, with a particular emphasis on nongovernmental organizations’ attempts to advance human and civil rights in the United States and at the new... Lue lisää

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