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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 23.06.2017

The History Blog

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Previously unknown daguerreotype of Sophia Thoreau gifted to museum

The Concord Museum in Concord, Massachusetts, has an extensive collection of artifacts from Concords Native American, Colonial, Revolutionary and 19th century history. The towns pivotal role in the opening salvos of the War of Independence, the Battles of Lexington and Concord, is represented by, among other treasures, the lantern Paul Revere had hung in the steeple of Bostons Old North Church to ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 22.06.2017

History Today

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National Gallery: Uganda

An ethnically diverse country of kingdoms.  ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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A new look at an ancient Egyptian prosthetic toe

One of the oldest prostheses ever found has been reexamined by experts at the University of Basel in Switzerland using state of the art technology and it is an even finer piece of medical equipment than previously realized. One of the oldest prosthetic devices known (its precise age is unclear and theres some overlap with the date range of the cartonnage Greville Chester toe), the Cairo toe is the... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 21.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Gendered Treatments of Trauma during the First World War

“Patient has an anxious frightened and distressed expression . . . is unhappy and emotional . . . .” During the First World War, such descriptions were often used in case notes to describe patients with shell-shock. This particular description comes from the case notes of a woman named Margaret Müller, a Belgian refugee who was admitted to Colney Hatch Asylum in 1915. I found Müller’s case... Lue lisää

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Late medieval longsword found in Polish peat bog

An intact late medieval longsword has been found in a peat bog in Poland. It was discovered in late May by excavator operator Wojciech Kot during drainage operations at the bog in the municipality of Mircze, 12 miles south of the town of Hrubieszów in southeastern Poland. The next day, Kot contacted the Fr. Stanisław Staszic Museum in Hrubieszów and the day after that he brought the sword to th... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 20.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Binational Research Tandem Program in Global and Trans-Regional History

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 theBinational Research Tandem Program in Global and Trans-Regional Historyfrom the German Historical Institute. The German Historical Institute Washington in cooperation with the BMW Center for German and European Studies at Georg... Lue lisää

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AHA Member Spotlight: Neal Hampton

Neal Hampton is a volunteer at the Indian Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society. He lives in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and has been a member since 2014. Twitter: @HamptonNeal Alma maters: BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1994; MA, University of Oklahoma, 1999; MA, University of Central Oklahoma, 2015 Neal Hampton is a volunteer at the Indian Archives of the Oklahoma Historical Society.... Lue lisää

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

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Bibliography of British and Irish History updated (June 2017) and journal coverage

An update to the Bibliography of British and Irish History was published on 20 June. 4, 455 new records have been added. Some 612 new records relate to Irish history while 237 deal with the history of London, 354 with the history of Scotland and 125 with the history of Wales. The overall total of records available online is now 588,873. We regularly search for content relevant to the Bibliogr... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Record-breaking 17th c. cabinet goes on display

An ornate 17th century cabinet with the most aristocratic of lineages inlaid with pietre dure (hard stones) and festooned with gilded figurines has gone on display at the The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. The Getty bought the cabinet at a Sothebys auction in Paris last fall for €2.5 million ($2,790,000), a record price for a piece of Roman furniture, and they had no qualms about spending ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 19.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Chronicling “America’s African Instrument”: Laurent Dubois on the Cultural History of the Banjo

In The Banjo: America’s African Instrument (Harvard Univ. Press, 2016), Laurent Dubois weaves a narrative of how this instrument was created by enslaved Africans in the midst of bondage in the Caribbean and Americas. He documents its journey from 17th- and 18th-century plantations to 19th-century minstrel shows to the bluegrass of Appalachia to the folk revival of the mid-20th century. In the pr... Lue lisää

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History Today

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The Road to Equality

The Sexual Offences Act of 1967 was not the great step forward it is sometimes purported to be. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Major Islamic trade center found in Ethiopia

Archaeologists excavating in Harlaa, eastern Ethiopia, have discovered the remains of a major Islamic city dating as far back as the 10th century. Local farmers have been finding archaeological remains and artifacts for years pottery, coins, some from China, and masonry structures whose large stones inspired legends that a race of giants once lived there and built appositely giant buildings for t... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 18.06.2017

The History Blog

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Baby dinobird found trapped in amber

Researchers have discovered the remains of a baby avian dinosaur in a 99-million-year-old piece of Burmese amber. This is the most complete bird ever found trapped in amber, and its the most complete fossil of any kind found in Burmese amber. Its resinous coffin has preserved almost all of the skull and neck, a large section of one wing, one leg with perfect little claws and the soft tissues of t... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 17.06.2017

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

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New Frontiers in American Slave Revolts

This post has kindly been written for us by Kathryn Olivarius, Past & Present Fellow. No champion of American slavery had a larger pulpit or did more articulate and forward proslavery ideology than Senator John C. Calhoun, the former Vice-President and darling of South Carolina’s planter class.[1] With his “positive good” thesis, he was the first Southerner of national eminence to say openly... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Woolly dog hair found in Coast Salish blanket

Researchers at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Seattle, Washington, have confirmed that a Coast Salish blanket in its collection was woven from the fur of the woolly dog. Woolly dogs were carefully bred and husbanded for centuries by the Coast Salish peoples of the Pacific Northwest, who sheared them like sheep and used their thick, long fur to weave textiles. Because the trait ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 16.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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“Dogs Were Our Defenders!” Canines, Carnivores, and Colonialism in Namibia

“Dogs were our defenders! For black men who didn’t have guns . . . A. Christiaan (interview, January 18, 2016) In May 1922, the Bondelswarts (a Nama nation in southern Namibia) took up arms against the South African colonial administration.[1] The short-lived and poorly organized uprising was put down with ground troops, machine guns, and airplane bombing of the reserve. Prior to the uprising,... 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

Nader Shah’s portrait from the collection of the Smithsonian Institution Between tension and rapprochement: Sunni-Shi‘ite relations in the pre-modern Ottoman period, with a focus on the eighteenth century by M. Sait Özervarlı The Ottoman empire is known for its ethnically and religiously pluralistic social fabric, but also for defending the mainstream Sunni branch of Islam in opposition to... Lue lisää

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New reviews: Naval impressment, war satire, Mughal culture, Irish charity

We start this week with Poseidon’s Curse: British Naval Impressment and Atlantic Origins of the American Revolution by Christopher Magra. Paul Gilje and the author discuss a well written, carefully organized, and deeply researched book which perhaps takes the evidence too far (no. 2124, with response here). Next up is Lesley Milnes Laughter and War: Humorous-Satirical Magazines in Britain, Franc... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Remains of temple and Ball game court found in Mexico City

Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a major Aztec temple and ball game court in downtown Mexico City. The remains of the massive temple dedicated to Ehecatl-Quetzalcoatl, the Aztec god of benign rain-bringing winds, were discovered just to the north of the citys main square, the Zocalo, behind the Mexico City Metropolitan Cathedral. A hotel that collapsed during the catastrophic 1985 eart... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 15.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: NCSA Emerging Scholars Award

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 NCSA Emerging Scholars Award. The Nineteenth Century Scholars Association (NCSA) isan interdisciplinary association interested in exploring all aspects of the long 19th century. They are pleased to announce the following award: T... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 14.06.2017

The History Blog

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It’s not over yet, but…

Im relieved to report that the upgrade to the newest version of WordPress went well. So far the only obvious problems are some broken media embeds, but thats no biggie. The fix is easy; it just takes a little time. The WP upgrade was the most urgent issue because the blog would have gone down tomorrow due a MySQL upgrade on the server that is incompatible with the ancient version of WP I was runni... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Shuang Wen

Shuang Wen is a research fellow at the Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore (MEI-NUS). She lives in Singapore and has been an AHA member since 2010. Alma maters: MA, American University in Cairo, 2008; PhD, Georgetown University, 2015 Fields of interest: global history, Arab-Chinese interactions Shuang Wen is a research fellow at the Middle East Institute, National University of... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 13.06.2017

The History Blog

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Programming Note (of Doom)

You know how when Howard Carter made a little hole in the sealed entrance to Tutankhamuns tomb and peered through it and was struck dumb by all the treasures and Lord Carnarvon was all Can you see anything? and Carter replied Yes, wonderful things? Well, I can no longer put off the long-delayed software upgrade of the blog, so over the next two days WordPress will leap up like 20 versions and I wi... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Caricature in the Caucasus: Molla Nasreddin

The Azeri magazine that told it like it was.  ... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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From Museums to Corporate History: My Unpredictable, but Exciting Career as a Historian

ByMark Speltz Twenty-five years have passed since I chose to pursue a history degree. Amazingly, it is one decision I have never regretted or second guessed. Yet it would be a lie to suggest to prospective history majors or young historians that I knew just where my degree would take me. Being personable, intellectually curious, and open to new opportunities has served me and my history degree wel... Lue lisää

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History Today

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A Foreign Affair

Michael Flynn, the former US national security adviser, was recently accused of violating the Logan Act of 1799 for his communications with the Russian ambassador. But what is this act, for which no one has ever been convicted and only two people charged? ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Picasso portait ring of Dora Maar for sale

A portrait ring made by Pablo Picasso for his mistress Dora Maar is going up for auction on June 21st at Sothebys and is estimated to sell for as much as half a million dollars. The rings central medallion is a portrait of Maar, one of many painted by Picasso during their tempestuous affair. It is surrounded by a garland of flowers wrapped in ribbons made of colored enamel mounted on a ring of yel... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 12.06.2017

The History Blog

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Unravelling the mystery of the Chimney Map

When the National Library of Scotland acquired the balled up bundle of rags that turned out to be an extremely rare example of a 17th century world map by Dutch cartographer Gerald Valck, their first priority was rescuing what was left of it. It was in terrible condition, with large sections decayed beyond recovery and some of the surviving sections reduced to a shower of confetti on the table. Pa... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 11.06.2017

The History Blog

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Human tooth found inside H.L. Hunley

Conservators at Clemson Universitys Warren Lasch Conservation Center spent years removing the thick concretion layer coating the exterior of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley using a weak solution of of sodium hydroxide to soften the rock-hard mixture of sand, rust, marine shells and sediment. Sixteen years after it was raised from Charleston Harbor, the exterior of the iron submarine was fina... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 10.06.2017

The History Blog

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Slough hill found to be rare Anglo-Saxon mound

Archaeologists have discovered that a hill in Slough long believed to be a rare Norman castle motte is in fact a much older and rarer Anglo-Saxon mound. Researchers with the Round Mounds Project took two core samples from Montem Mound, a technique that allows archaeologists to examine the guts of a mound without destructive excavation. The samples revealed that the mound was artificially built fr... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 09.06.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Killing for Sheep: Locating “Vermin” in the Namibian Archives

Over the course of my research into sheep farming in Namibia during the colonial and apartheid periods (emphasis on 1915–82), I’ve grown to realize that I’m writing less and less about sheep and more about all sorts of other animals, from jackals to hares and rock hyrax. Sheep farming involved a lot of killing, not just of ewes for mutton or newborn karakul lambs for pelts, but also of mamma... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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New fossils push back origin of modern humans 100,000 years

New fossils of Homo sapiens discovered at the Jebel Irhoud site in Morocco are the oldest remains of modern humans ever found, pushing back our origins 100,000 years. An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists led by Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer of the National Institute for Archaeology and ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 08.06.2017

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

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New reviews: Russian Empire, New York, Siberia and frontiers

We start this week with The Russian Empire 1450-1801 by Nancy Shields Kollmann, as Orel Beilinson and the author discuss a masterpiece of equal value to specialists and the general public (no. 2120, with response here). Next up is Tyler Anbinders City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York. Jonathan Wilson recommends a book which is likely to remain a standard work of reference... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Statement of Particulars: Women’s Experiences of Trauma in the First World War

The image of the “shell-shocked soldier” remains one of the most enduring of the First World War. His symptoms have become fundamental to understanding the war and the damage it inflicted on the human mind and spirit. Soldiers, however, were not the only war participants to suffer psychological trauma. Women—both on the battle front and the home front—exhibited symptoms of trauma directly ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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3,000-year-old copper mask found in Argentina

The Peruvian Andes have long been believed to be the origin of metallurgy in pre-Hispanic America, but an ancient copper mask discovered in what is today northwest Argentina indicates that copper metalwork was developing in the southern Andes even earlier than in the central Andes. The mask was discovered in April of 2005 in the village of La Quebrada in the Cajón Valley. The villagers found it p... Lue lisää

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