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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 10.12.2017

The History Blog

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Puttin’ on the Rijks

Why yes I am absurdly pleased with that title, thank you for asking. When the Rijksmuseum is putting on a show dedicated to full-length portraiture of moneyed art patrons from the Renaissance to the 20th century, certain puns become irresistible. The new exhibition, High Society will be centered around the museums most spectacular new babies, the portraits of wealthy merchant Marten Soolmans and h... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 09.12.2017

The History Blog

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Massive Venezuela petroglyphs mapped for the first time

Large rock art panels discovered recently on islands in the Atures Rapids in the Amazonas region of western Venezuela have been thoroughly mapped and studied for the first time by researchers from University College London (UCL). The engraved images of animals, people and symbols were carved by local people up to 2,000 years ago. (Shortly after the Spanish arrived, Jesuit missionaries identified t... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 08.12.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Name that Cocktail 2018!

For the sixth year in a row, AHA annual meeting hotels will be offering signature cocktails at their bars. The libations will be available during AHA18 at the Marriott Wardman Park, Omni Shoreham Hotel, and the Washington Hilton. Now it’s up to you to help us give these cocktails historically relevant names! Submit your cleverest, historically inspired names for the 6th annual Name that Cocktail... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Earliest known slave remains found in Delaware

An archaeological excavation at the historic site of Averys Rest in Rehoboth Bay, Delaware, has unearthed the skeletal remains of some of Delawares earliest colonists. The inhumation burials of 11 individuals interred in the late 1600s include three of African descent, one of them a child. These are the earliest known remains of enslaved people ever discovered in Delaware. Seven of the eight indi... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 07.12.2017

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

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Latest Reviews – War, psychological trauma and early modern social history

We start this week with A. C. Graylings War: An Enquiry. In his review of this penetrating and provocative book, James Cronin focuses on its assertion that war is synonymous with the ascent of civilisation (no. 2206). Next up is a review of two new collections on the history of trauma, Psychological Trauma and the Legacies of the First World War and Traumatic Memories of the Second World War ... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Frederick Douglass at 200: Making New Meaning of His Life and Legacy

By A J Aiséirithe Before today’s protests against symbols of American nationalism, or debates about the place of the Confederacy in America’s history and memory, there was Frederick Douglass. In 1852, Douglass asked “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and in 1870, he questioned the unceasing “laudation of the rebel chief” Robert E. Lee. Frederick Douglasss legacy has inspired a... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Puzzling runes found on whetstone in Oslo

Archaeologists excavating in Oslo, Norway, have discovered a medieval whetstone inscribed with puzzling runes. The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) was digging there as part of the Follo Line Project, an archaeological survey of the path of a new railway being built between Oslo and Ski. The railway culvert will run through Oslos old medieval center, hence the need for a c... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 06.12.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: 2018 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award

Every week,AHA Todayshowcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to ourfree Calendar. This week we are featuring the2018 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award from theImmigration and Ethnic History Society. The Immigration and Ethnic History Society announces competition for the 2018 George E. Pozzetta Dissertation Award. It invites applications... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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3D animation of Sculptor’s Cave

Sculptors Cave in Moray, Scotland, is an archaeological gem among archaeological gems. It is the main cave of several set in the craggy ocean-facing cliff that was used by local peoples for millennia. In the Bronze Age deposits of jewelry and ceramics were made there, and the abundance of human skeletal remains, many of children, from that era also found in the cave suggests it held some ritual fu... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 05.12.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Geraldo Cadava

Geraldo Cadava is an associate professor of history and Latina/o studies at Northwestern University. He lives in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a member since 2007. Website: http://www.history.northwestern.edu/people/cadava.html Geraldo Cadava is an associate professor of history and Latina/o studies at Northwestern University. Twitter: @gerry_cadava Alma maters: BA, Dartmouth College, 2000; MA, ... Lue lisää

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

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Historical Research – top 5 most cited articles

Discover and Share Top Research From Historical Research Enjoy FREE access to the top 5 most cited articles over the past two years. These key articles are generating conversation and influencing your community. Top 5 Most Cited Articles: The rise of the promeneur: walking the city in eighteenth-century Paris. Laurent Turcot Notable protests: respect... Lue lisää

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History Today

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National Gallery: Jamaica

From slavery, sugar and the worst of western colonialism to reggae and Rastafari. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Google, British Museum digitize Maya collection

The British Museum and the Google Arts & Culture have been collaborating on creating a complex, in depth digital virtual museum experience for years now. Its been an exceptionally fruitful partnership from the outset, when the the new Google subsite dedicated to the British Museums physical structure, contents, permanent collection and exhibitions opened two years ago. Google Street Views cameras ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 04.12.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Benevolent Diplomacy: Children’s Art and US Food Relief in Occupied Germany

ByKaete O’Connell Last winter while leafing through the Official File at the Truman Library for material on Herbert Hoover’s 1947 economic mission to Germany, I was struck by a vibrant burst of color. The monochrome of telegrams and correspondence was replaced by colorful sketches of chickens, Lifesaver candies, and a family of beans marching to a can for preservation. The drawings were bound ... 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

William III. Image: Wikipedia Telling a tale with the names changed: contemporary comparisons of the Rye House Plot to the 1696 Assassination Plot. Beth Branscome When a Jacobite plot to assassinate William III was discovered in 1696, supporters of William and his whig-dominated ministry pointed out similarities between this Assassination Plot and the 1683 Rye House Plot against Charles II. Embody... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Ancient orca geoglyph rediscovered in Peru

The arid desert coast of southern Peru is famed worldwide for its enormous geoglyphs, the abstract, geometric and zoomorphic shapes known as the Nazca lines after the ancient Peruvians who moved rocks to expose the topsoil creating a line-drawing effect when viewed by the aliens who used them as a landing pad. (Sorry about that. I havent watched the History channel in years and still the sarcasm f... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Lubaina Himid: Naming the Un-Named

Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid’s artworks fill in the gaps that history leaves behind. ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 03.12.2017

The History Blog

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Hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs, some with embryos, found in China

Archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of fossilized pterosaur eggs in northwestern China. The number is unprecedented 215 eggs but even more significant from a paleontological perspective is the discovery of 16 unsquashed, still perfectly 3D embryos among them. Before this, only six other well-preserved pterosaur eggs had been found and none of them had 3D embryos inside. Frozen in time at vari... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 02.12.2017

The History Blog

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Third Roman temple unearthed in Silchester

Archaeologists excavating near the village of Silchester in Hampshire have unearthed the remains of a Roman temple, the third discovered to date in the town. Known in Roman times as Calleva Atrebatum after the Atrebates tribe who founded the town in the 1st century B.C., it was first an autonomous ally of Rome. It was an oppidum, a fortified settlement, which appears to have largely functioned as ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 01.12.2017

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

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Report of IHR’s Long Eighteenth-Century Seminar book launch in the Speaker’s House

The print (1730) shows the Great Speaker Onslow in the chair (centre), calling prime minister Walpole at his elbow (left) to speak, before a packed House of Commons.  [National Trust number = 1441463]This post was kindly written for us by P. J. Corfield (Royal Holloway, London University) on behalf of the IHR’s Long Eighteenth-Century Seminar.   Mary Clayton, who has just published A Portrai... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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A portrait mummy and a particle accelerator walk into a bar…

Okay so she didnt walk, she was transported, and it wasnt to a bar. It was to the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory where the first time ever, a mummy was scanned by a particle accelerator. The mummy was donated years ago to the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University by the Hibbard family, wealthy patrons who had funded archaeological digs in Egypt ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 30.11.2017

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

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Latest Reviews – Ukrainian famine, Louis VIII and Archbishop Randall Davidson

We start this week with Anne Applebaums Red Famine: Stalins War on Ukraine. Christopher Gilley finds the treatment of the famine here to be largely convincing the books weakness is its historical framework (no. 2203). Next up is Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England by Catherine Hanley. Tom Horler-Underwood enjoys a book highlighting the exploits in this country of this most fascinating of... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Teaching with Digital Archives

“Dr. Rosinbum, come over here! We’ve got to show you this.” When I walked over, a group of students excitedly showed me a digitized copy of the December 10, 1884, edition of the Daily Morning Astorian. At the bottom of one of its two columns dedicated to news, and immediately following a reprinted travelogue of the Acoma Pueblo, the paper breathlessly reported a new spate of attacks on clerg... Lue lisää

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

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Pollard the 3D Penguin in the IHR Library

To tie in with this years Being Human Festival theme of Lost and Found, the IHR Library recently installed a new exhibition focused on the four points of the compass and the librarys resources for each geographical area. I was tasked with south creating a display around the librarys resources on Antarctica. The librarys resources and works on the history of Antarctica relate mainly to the expedit... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Best sphinx head from 1923 Ten Commendments found

Archaeologists have unearthed another piece of colossal scenary from Cecil B. DeMilles 1923 epic silent movie The Ten Commandments from the sands of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes near Pismo Beach, California. At least one filmmaker, enthusiasts, nature conservancy advocates and archaeologists have been looking for the fabled set since 1982. DeMille claimed to have deliberately destroyed it after film... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 29.11.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History

Every week,AHA Todayshowcases a new grant, fellowship, or scholarship of interest to historians which has been posted to ourfree Calendar. This week we are featuring the Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military History. The Society for Military History and the CSIS Project on Military and Diplomatic History are pleased to announce the second annual Graduate Student Prize in Applied Military Hist... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover

The Parisian pornographer who modernised literature. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Iron Age cauldrons discovered at feasting site

A team from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) has unearthed an unprecedented collection of Iron Age metal artifacts at Glenfield Park in Leicestershire. The excavation took place in the winter of 2013/2014 in advance of construction of a large-scale warehouse and distribution center on the site which was known to have had Iron Age remains from a small excavation in the 199... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 28.11.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Sara Scalenghe

Sara Scalenghe is an associate professor of history at Loyola University Maryland. She lives in Washington, DC, and has been a member since the early 2000s. Website: http://www.loyola.edu/academics/history/faculty/scalenghe Sara Scalenghe is an associate professor of history at Loyola University Maryland. Alma maters: BA (Arabic with Persian), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Clark acquires politically daring portrait of child

The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, is renown worldwide for the size and quality of its Impressionist collection. Sterling Clark, an heir to the Singer Sewing Machine fortune, was highly discriminating in the pieces he chose to buy. He was entirely self-taught and relied solely on his own excellent taste, the input of a few trusted dealers and of the opinions of his wife Franci... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 27.11.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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The Oral History Jukebox: A Mix Tape for the Next Generation of Oral Historians

By Patrick Nugent, Erica Fugger, andMaria Betancur Origins of the Oral History Jukebox Patrick Nugent: The idea for the Oral History Jukebox began with a Google search: “audio examples oral history interview techniques pedagogy.” No luck. The Oral History Jukebox Workshop will be held at the 2018 AHA annual meeting in Washington, DC. Design Credit: Austin Maddux I had just begun working for th... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Repton Viking camp is larger, older than realized

Archaeologists have unearthed weapons fragments, artifacts and the remains of workshops from a 9th century Viking camp next to St Wystans Church in Repton, Derbyshire. The University of Bristol team discovered the objects in the garden of the Vicarage adjacent to the church and were able to date by them precisely to the winter of 873-4, thanks to the application of cutting edge technology to retes... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Roman Loans

Dealing with debt in the Roman Empire. ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 26.11.2017

The History Blog

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LoC acquires, digitizes rare Mesoamerican map

The Library of Congress has acquired an extremely rare manuscript map created by the Nahuatl people of Mexico in 1593. The Codex Quetzalecatzin, also known as the Mapa de Ecatepec-Huitziltepec, is one of very few manuscripts by indigenous Mesoamericans survive unburned, largely because it wasnt part of the immense literary patrimony of pre-Hispanic cultures that was considered demonic because of i... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 24.11.2017

The History Blog

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A Black Friday sale actually worth spending money on

In a shocking development, there was one single advertisment in the avalanche of Black Friday gimmick sales spam currently suffocating my email inbox that is actually worth sharing with people of the history nerdly persuasion. Ive written before about Exhibition on Screen productions, films capturing the background and execution of blockbuster art exhibitions. Ive only had the opportunity to watch... Lue lisää

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