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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 23.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Creating Circumstances: Edward Bernays, Psychoanalysis, and the Making of American Consumer Culture

By Joseph Malherek In 1929, it was socially acceptable for women to smoke at home and in certain public spaces, such as a hotel lobby. Smoking on the streets, however, was another matter altogether. George Washington Hill, the president of the American Tobacco Company, sought to quash this old taboo. He enlisted a public relations consultant, Edward Bernays, who had, in his years as a press agent,... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Earliest European burial in Asia-Pacific found in Taiwan

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of 17th century Christian burial on a Taiwanese island. This is the earliest European burial ever discovered in the Asia-Pacific region. Under the direction of María Cruz Berrocal from the University of Konstanz in Germany, the archaeological team has excavated the site on the island of Heping Dao in northern [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 22.03.2017

History Today

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Remembrance of Things Past

The maxim ‘show don’t tell’ is often forgotten when film-makers confront historical horrors, argues Suzannah Lipscomb, as two recent cinema releases demonstrate. ... Lue lisää

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The Invention of Individual Freedom

The ideas set out by Martin Luther sparked a reformation in the idea of authority itself.  ... Lue lisää

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From the Editor

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Want to Write for the AHA? Apply Today to Become a Summer Blogger!

A key skill for 21st-century historians, whether they work in the professoriate, public history, government, publishing, or beyond, is the ability to communicate through a variety of media to different audiences. Many historians have turned to blogging to reach a broad public, and the success of historical writing online demonstrates a certain hunger for historians’ point of view. Old manuscript... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Barberini tapestries return 16 years after fire almost destroyed them

The Life of Christ tapestries have made their triumphant return to public view for the first time since a 1981 fire almost reduced these precious 17th century masterpieces to cinders. As of March 21st, they are hanging in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. It has taken a decade and a [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 21.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition

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 Ninth Annual Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition. The Legal History and Rare Books (LH&RB) Section of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), in cooperation with Cengage Learning, announces the Ninth Annual Morri... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Grand Tour: Druids’ Temple

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The History Blog

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Treasure of Ming Dynasty uprising leader found

Archaeologists have discovered a massive treasure from a 17th century shipwreck in Meishan City in the Sichuan Province of southwest China. The ship sank where the Jinjiang River branches off from the Minjiang River in 1646, and with it plunged more than 10,000 gold, silver and bronze coins, ingots, jewels, gold artifacts and weapons including [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 20.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Memory and Peace in Colombia

By Joshua M. Rosenthal Colombia has maintained a reputation as a country of forgetting since the world fell in love with Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. Since then, others have added to the tradition. In the recently translated Reputations, the novelist Juan Gabriel Vásquez updates the idea, “Forgetfulness was the only democratic thing in Colombia: It covered them all,... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Colossal statue not Ramesses II

The colossal statue discovered in the Matariya neighborhood of Cairo on March 7th is not of Pharaoh Ramesses II, Egypts Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany announced at a press conference Thursday. When the head and bust of the statue were unearthed, the massive scale and style suggested it might be a depiction of Ramesses the [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 19.03.2017

The History Blog

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Gilded horse bridle fittings found in Viking grave

Archaeologists have discovered the grave of a Viking man containing gilded bronze and silver-plated mounts from a horse bridle in the town of Hørning near Skanderborg in Jutland, Denmark. The large grave complex consisting of multiple contiguous chambers was discovered in 2012, but only a very small section of it has been excavated. The site [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 18.03.2017

The History Blog

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Emeralds from fabled Spanish wreck for sale

In the wee hours of September 6th, 1622, the convoy of 28 ships in the Spanish Tierra Firme flota met the business end of a hurricane in the Florida straits. When the skies cleared and dawn broke, eight of the treasure ships were lost, smashed on the seabed, their glittering cargos strewn over 50 miles [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 17.03.2017

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

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Museum and Heritage Studies in the IHR Library

  New research guide to the Library’s Museum Studies and Heritage collections With research in the fields of museum studies and heritage continuing to expand and develop as a key trend in history, the IHR library has recently compiled a guide to the library’s museum studies and heritage collections. The guide provides an overview of the library’s holdings, gives details of the range of sou... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Algiers subway dig reveals 2000 years of history

Construction of a new subway line and station in Algiers has revealed archaeological remains dating from Roman times through the French colonial period. Remains were first discovered in 2009 during archaeological surveys along the proposed subway line. The full excavation began in 2013, recovering archaeological materials going back to the 1st century B.C. The site [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 16.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Contact Congress Immediately Regarding FY 2018 Federal Budget

This morning the Trump administration released its “America First” budget blueprint. We are not surprised by either the breadth or depth of the recommended cuts, given the rhetoric, rumors, and policy rationales that have circulated through Washington over the past two months. Indeed this expectation has shaped our general “wait until the document lands” approach to action alerts. As we ha... Lue lisää

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“Education Embargo”: Scholars at Risk Hosts Discussion on How Immigration Bans Restrict Knowledge

President Donald J. Trump’s new executive order on immigration was supposed to go into effect today. The new order was slightly narrower in scope than the original—it suspended travel from six countries instead of seven, and made exceptions for certain visa holders and US legal permanent residents. It also no longer singled out Syrian refugees for indefinite exclusion from the United States—... Lue lisää

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

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New reviews: Margaret MacMillan, American Enlightenments, Queens Consort, and Queen Elizabeth

We start this week with Bad Queen Bess? Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I . Andrew Hadfield and Peter Lake discuss a book which continues the authors lifelong labour of making sense of the complex legacy of post-Reformation thought in England (no. 2083, with response here). Next up is Queens Consort, Cultural Transfer and European Politics, c... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Unusual pyramid-shaped tomb found in China

Archaeologists have discovered an unusual pyramid-shaped tomb on the south bank of the Yellow River in Zhengzhou, central China. A small village once occupied the property, but it was displaced to make way for a new residential development to be constructed in its place. Before the new apartment complex goes up, a team from the [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 15.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Kenneth C. Ward

Kenneth C. Ward is the Maury A. Bromsen Curator of Latin American Books at the John Carter Brown Library. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and has been a member since 2013. Website: http://www.jcbl.org Alma maters: BA, Reed College, 1988; MLIS, University of Texas at Austin, 1999; PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 2013 Fields of interest: history of the book, colonial Latin America, Mexico ... Lue lisää

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

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Stern Review: an initial bibliography

Professor Lord Stern of Brentford at the EUI 16 October 2015. Image: European University Institute from Italy [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia CommonsThe Research Excellence Framework Review, an independent review of university research funding undertaken by Lord Nicholas Stern, was published by the Department for Business, Skills and Innovation on 28 ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Viking woman buried in Denmark was Norwegian

Last year, the grave of a wealthy 10th century woman was discovered in Enghøj on the Jutland peninsula of Denmark. Archaeologists from the Museum East Jutland were excited to find a gilt bronze buckle of Irish or Scottish manufacture in the grave. The woman wore it to pin the ends of her petticoat together, but [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 14.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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More Human than Alien: Researching the History of UFOs

By Greg Eghigian In the summer of 1947, private pilot Kenneth Arnold described seeing nine bright objects flying in close formation at remarkable speed near Mount Rainier in Washington. Soon after, when pressed by curious journalists, he described the strange aircraft as “flat like a pie pan and somewhat bat-shaped,” noting they “flew like a saucer would if you skipped it across water.” Th... Lue lisää

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History Today

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The Cheapest Bookstore in the World: James Lackington and the Creation of Modern Bookselling

How did bookselling develop from the preserve of the elite to the Amazon marketplace? It is due, in large part, to the actions of one man.  ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Medieval silver coin hoard found in Cheshire

A medieval coin hoard was discovered January, 28th 2016, by metal detectorist Malcolm Shepherd in a field in the Beeston parish of Cheshire. He reported the find to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Finds Liaison Officer Carl Savage examined the find and estimated based on the dates and types of coins that the hoard was deposited [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 13.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Condemns Second Draft of Executive Travel Ban

Facing extensive criticism and litigation of his first executive order restricting entry into the United States, President Donald Trump has issued a revised executive order (#13780), this time citing historical evidence in support of the policy restricting immigration and refugee resettlement. The American Historical Association has applied the disciplines professional standards to the revised dir... Lue lisää

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Why Study Russian History?

By E. Thomas Ewing and Virginia Tech Students enrolled in HIST 3604: Russia to Peter the Great Last fall, Virginia Tech students taking History 3604: Russia to Peter the Great engaged in a sustained discussion on “why study history?” In the class, we often took examples from current news or recent history and established connections to the historical period covered by the readings, lecture, an... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Nerd Party at the Getty with Dr. Irving Finkel

Dr. Irving Finkel, world-renown cuneiform expert, Assistant Keeper of Mesopotamian tablets at the British Museum and author of the thoroughly delightful book The Ark Before Noah: Decoding the Story of the Flood, is bringing his enormous brain and limitless enthusiasm for ancient Mesopotamian history and culture to the United States. On April 1st, (no, this [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 12.03.2017

The History Blog

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Colossal statue, maybe of Ramesses II, found in Cairo

A team of Egyptian and German archaeologists have discovered the head and bust of a colossal statue, possibly of the Pharaoh Ramesses II, in a soggy pit in Matariya, a working class neighborhood of northeastern Cairo. The quartzite statue is 26 feet high. The lower part of the head, the crown, the right ear and [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 11.03.2017

The History Blog

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Blenheim Palace flowerpot is a Roman sarcophagus

A 1,700-year-old Roman sarcophagus has been discovered on the grounds of Blenheim Palace where it was being used as a flowerpot. An antiques expert who was visiting the estate on other business spotted the beautifully carved bas-relief on a planter filled with soil and tulips and bolted to a lead cistern. He recognized the carving [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 10.03.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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The Teaching Historian: Introducing the March Issue of Perspectives

Most issues of Perspectives include at least one feature related to teaching and learning. The best of the genre, we think, honestly evaluate student learning outcomes, engage contemporary pedagogical thinking, and offer innovative tools for instruction—that one twist in an assignment that makes all the difference, say. At this point in the year, many instructors are planning syllabi for the sum... Lue lisää

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

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Social Policy in the IHR Library

Very appropriate to follow on from last week’s blog about Octavia Hill, a successful housing and social reformer, a new collection guide about  Social Policy History has seen the light of day! My colleague Tundun and I have put together a guide for finding material in this very broad field of research. Relevant works can be found in any of our collections depending on what aspect of social poli... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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66 statues of Sekhmet found in Luxor temple

An international team of archaeologists has unearthed 66 statues of the lion-headed goddess Sekhmet in Pharaoh Amenhotep IIIs funerary temple complex in Luxor. The discoveries were made during excavations by the German mission in the area between the courtyard and the hall of columns in the temple. The excavation was originally made to search for [...]... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 09.03.2017

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

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New reviews: mercenaries, Wilson, US health and urban history

We start this week with The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon by Hussein Fancy, as Robin Vose is stimulated by a serious work of historical research (no. 2079). Next up is Harold Wilson: The Unprincipled Prime Minister?, edited by Andrew S. Crines and Kevin Hickson. Adam Timmins appraises a sympathetic collection which still falls short of ... Lue lisää

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