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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 08.08.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Edward Polanco

Edward Polanco is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. He lives in Tucson, Arizona, and has been a member since 2013. Edward Polanco is a PhD candidate at the University of Arizona. Website: www.eapolanco.com Twitter:@eapolanco Alma maters: BA, University of California, Riverside, 2007; MA, University of California, Riverside, 2011 Fields of interest: Latin America, gender, indigenous peo... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Luna settlement was the largest in the southeast

Archaeologists excavating the Santa Maria de Ochuse settlement in Pensacola, Florida, have discovered that it was the largest of Spains mid-16th century settlements in the southeast of what is now the United States. Founded by Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano in August of 1559, Santa Maria de Ochuse was the first European (albeit populated by a significant proportion of indigenous Mexicans and Afri... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 07.08.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Thinking about Where Historians Work before Graduate School

Working at the American Historical Association for the past two years has made it impossible to shield myself from the uglier truths about pursuing a graduate degree in history—from the imbalance between the number of graduate degrees conferred and jobs available in the professoriate to the increasingly precarious nature of employment in higher education. Taken alone, these challenges might have... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Historic Massachusetts mill helps restore iconic Glasgow building

In May of 2014, a 100-year-old architectural gem in Glasgow was devastated by fire. The Glasgow School of Arts Mackintosh building, was designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, who had attended the Glasgow School of Art as a teenager, and built between 1897 and 1909. The Mack, as it is lovingly nicknamed, seamlessly blends multiple styles modernism, Japonisme, Art Nouveau and was enormously influe... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 06.08.2017

The History Blog

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Gainsborough’s Blue Boy to be conserved in public

The iconic painting by Thomas Gainsborough formally titled A Portrait of a Young Gentleman but known worldwide as The Blue Boy will get its first thorough technical analysis and conservation at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The painting will be removed from public view on Tuesday, August 8th, and will first undergo preliminary analysis. That phase is scheduled to ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 05.08.2017

The History Blog

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St. Cuthbert’s treasure is back and better than ever

The Treasures of St. Cuthbert, a collection of relics of the saint and his medieval sanctuary, have gone back on display at Durham Cathedral after six years out of public view. The exhibition is part of Durham Cathedrals Open Treasure project, an ambitious £11 million redesign that transformed the display spaces in the 11th century masterpiece of Norman architecture to showcase its exceptional co... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 04.08.2017

The History Blog

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Amphora burial found at Circus of Carthage

An international team of archaeologists excavating the Circus of Carthage in modern-day Tunis have discovered a rare amphora burial in the cavea, the seating section of the circus. Amphora burials were a common practice in ancient North Africa, but they are usually reserved for babies whose remains can easily fit into a clay jar. This amphora is large enough that it could well have contained the s... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 03.08.2017

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

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Latest from Reviews in History – slavery, C19 America, Ancient Greece and factory fire

We start this week with Alice Rios Slavery After Rome, 500-1100. Shami Ghosh and the author discuss one of the central questions in the historiography of early medieval Western Europe: how did the transition from slavery to serfdom take place? (no. 2147, with response here) Next up is Divided Sovereignties: Race, Nationhood, and Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century America by Rochelle Zuck. Nathan C... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Caught between a Rock and a Hyrax: Consequences of Vermin Control in Namibia

Driving down south from Keetmanshoop toward Grünau on southern Namibia’s B1 trunk road, it’s common to spot small mammals hustling across the highway from one stony outcropping to another as the road weaves through the Karasberge (Karas Mountains). These are rock hyraxes (Procavia capensis)—known in Southern Africa as dassies—and despite being completely herbivorous, they were classified ... Lue lisää

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History Today

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The Myth of Symmetry and Balance

The idea that the ancients believed in Antipodean lands to balance  the globe is a modern invention – and wrong.  ... Lue lisää

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

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Furniture history: the digital future

This editorial originally appeared in the Burlington Magazine. NEXT YEAR IS the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of Thomas Chippendale, an event that will be marked in his native county by an exhibition at Leeds City Museum.1 The story of the study of Chippendale, perhaps the only furniture designer and maker whose name is instantly recognisable to a majority of the public, would be an int... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Whole Roman neighborhood found near Lyons

Archaeologists surveying a site before construction of a housing development on the outskirts of the city of Vienne, east-central France, have unearthed an entire Roman neighborhood. Located on the right bank of the River Rhône less than 20 miles south of Lyon in the small municipality of Sainte Colombes, the site covers an astonishing 7,000 square meters (75,347 square feet) and contains extensi... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 02.08.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants

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 theNegotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants. The Negotiating Agreement in Congress Research Grants are aimed at scholars who seek to understand the conditions under which political negotiation can be achieved (or not achieved... Lue lisää

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

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Baseball…it’s just not cricket: baseball and British and Irish history

Baseball and British history not, you think, a natural pairing. It’s then surprising to learn that there are enough references to baseball in BBIH to warrant a blog. A woodcut from A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744) England, showing a reference to baseball There is little on the development of the sport, unlike the lengthy discussions available on the development of football (the association no... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Oldest wooden railway section saved, displayed

In 2013, an excavation in advance of future construction at the site of the Neptune Shipyard in Newcastle upon Tyne unearthed a unique survivor of Newcastles early industrial history: an 80-foot stretch of a wooden railway dating to the 18th century. This railway wasnt used by trains as they hadnt been invented yet. It transported wooden waggons (chaldrons) pulled by horses. Supported by the sturd... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 01.08.2017

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

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Mexico-United States relations: The Mexican-American War (1846-1848)

The IHR Library holds a wealth of resources for the history of Mexico-United States relations, covering the period succeeding the Mexican-American War up until the twentieth century. A range of sources, such as, treaties, diaries, autobiographies and letters, are included in English, Spanish, Portuguese and other languages.  Following the ongoing reclassification project for the Latin American c... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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AHA Member Spotlight: Naoko Wake

Naoko Wake is an associate professor of American history at Michigan State University. She lives in East Lansing, Michigan, and has been a member since 2004. Naoko Wake is an associate professor of American history at Michigan State University. Websites: http://history.msu.edu/people/faculty/naoko-wake/ and https://www.lymanbriggs.msu.edu/faculty_staff/bios/user.cfm?UserID=31 Alma maters: MA (comp... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Passchendaele: What’s in a name?

How did an evocatively named Flanders village become shorthand for a whole series of battles around the Belgian city of Ypres? ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Friendship-killing Boldre Hoard goes on display

A hoard of 1,608 coins Roman coins discovered by metal detectorists in a field it Boldre, in the New Forest near Lymington, Hampshire, in 2014, has gone on public display for the first time at the St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery in Lymington. The hoard dates to the 3rd century A.D. and contains bronze radiates from the second half of the 3rd century. The earliest coin in the group was minted under... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 31.07.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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“They Are Coming for Us”: Conversion Therapy, Now and Then

By Christopher M. Babits On a warm autumn night, at an Olive Garden outside Dallas, I prayed with a psychiatric doctor and his wife. We had met a year earlier at the same conference we were at now—the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice and Scientific Integrity (ATCSI). This annual meeting brings together people who practice and support sexual orientation change and gender identity therapies, and me... Lue lisää

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

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Notice of closure of areas within IHR library: 8-10 August

There will be some disruption and short-term closure of parts of the IHR library during the period 8th 10th August while we have some extra shelving installed. A more precise timetable will be available nearer the time. Library staff will assist with access to collections within the affected areas. There will be unaffected areas for readers to work at all times. The areas affected are: Lower... Lue lisää

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New Historical Research articles

Image: Wikipedia ‘Reformation’ or ‘ruin’? The impeachment of the duke of Buckingham and early Stuart politics. David Coast This article challenges the influential revisionist interpretation of the impeachment of the duke of Buckingham in the parliament of 1626. It argues that Buckinghams enemies sought to remove him from power rather than ‘reform’ his errors or reach a compromise settl... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Coptic murals found in Egyptian monastery

Medieval Coptic murals have been discovered on the walls of the Monastery of Saint Bishoy at Wadi El Natrun in the Nitrian Desert of northern Egypt. The monastery was damaged by flooding in 2015 and experts from the Ministry of Antiquities have been working since then to restore it. The frescoes were discovered under a layer of modern mortar. They were painted between the 9th and 13th centuries an... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 30.07.2017

History Today

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Tacitus’ Perfect Man

Accounts of the life of Germanicus are complex, fascinating and open to interpretation. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Entirely non-alien child with cranial deformation found in Crimea

Archaeologists and student volunteers have discovered the skeletal remains of a young child with an artificially deformed cranium in a necropolis on the Kerch peninsula in eastern Crimea. The team from the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Archeology Foundation have been excavating the ancient necropolis of Kyz-Aul for three weeks. Several graves dating from the 1s... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 29.07.2017

The History Blog

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Longest funerary inscription found on Pompeiian tomb

Archaeologists working near Pompeiis Porta Stabia gate have unearthed a monumental tomb with the longest funerary inscription ever discovered in the ancient city. The tomb was found by accident during maintenance and restoration work on buildings in the San Paolino area as part of the EU-funded Great Pompeii Project. A crew restoring a 19th century palazzo slated to become the new library and offi... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 28.07.2017

The History Blog

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Wheat residue found in Bronze Age lunch box

In 2012, a wooden box was exposed by melting glacier ice of the Lötschenpass, 2650 meters above sea level in the Bernese Alps. Round and about eight inches in diameter, the unusual box was made of three different kinds of wood: pine for the floor, willow for the curved side and spliced larch boughs for the seams joining floor to side. Radiocarbon testing found the box dates to the early Bronze Ag... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 27.07.2017

AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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“I Am Certainly Having a Most Wonderful Experience”: Finding Women’s Expressions of Suffering in Personal Writings

In 1920, Britain changed its pension laws to allow women to receive compensation for any injuries sustained during the First World War. However, because time had passed since their active service, many found themselves having to prove that their symptoms were directly related to their war experience (and not a result of prewar hereditary conditions or postwar events). They had to find a doctor, a ... Lue lisää

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

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Latest from Reviews in History – Huguenots, civil wars, communes and medieval Venice

We start this week with Facing the Revocation: Huguenot Families, Faith and the King’s Will by Carolyn Chapelle Lougee. Raymond Mentzer enjoys a highly original set of insights into the uncertainties and burdens that French Protestants encountered as they confronted the royal proscription of their ancestral religion (no. 2143). Next up is David Armitages Civil Wars: A History in Ideas. John Coll... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Censoring Indian History

Laws against religious offence in India have altered the writing and understanding of the nation’s past. ... Lue lisää

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The History Blog

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Longhouse, Anglo-Saxon coin found at destroyed Pictish fort

Burghead Fort near the town of Lossiemouth in Moray, northeastern Scotland, was a major power center in the early Pictish kingdom of Fortriu. Between 6th and 9th centuries, the promontory fort at the site of the modern town of Burghead dominated the region. It was the largest of its time, three times larger than any other fort in Scotland. It is also the oldest known Pictish fort. Its true origin ... Lue lisää

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Merkinnät päiväyksellä 26.07.2017

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

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Access to Archives: plans to introduce charges threaten serious research

writes Adam Chapman of the VCH. Who would be an archivist, especially one working in a county record office? Always a profession under stress, often in inadequate buildings and seen as an easy thing to cut, trim or salami slice, running an archive under the aegis of county hall is hard graft for poor financial reward. Archival research is the backbone of the historical discipline and a key compone... Lue lisää

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AHA Today (American Historical Association)

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Grant of the Week: Fellowships for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers

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 fellowships from the American Antiquarian Society for creative and performing artists and writers. The American Antiquarian Society (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, is calling for... Lue lisää

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

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Ghanaian History Resources in the Institute’s Library

If you are passing by the Foyle Room on the first floor there is a new display there show-casing some of the library’s items on Ghanaian history covering the last five hundred years. Included are works taken from our Portuguese and Low Countries collections which highlight the early European presence in West Africa from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries. Among this selection is a reprod... Lue lisää

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History Today

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Florence’s Mud Angels

Backpackers, travelling through Europe, forged a new wave of international collaboration. ... Lue lisää

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