A major research project to digitise the Exon Domesday Book has been granted funding, meaning the 1,000-year-old manuscript will be accessible by schools, local historians and academic researchers across the world.
As everyone knows, the supreme court ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. Fo
Encountering the ‘Mother Country’: A Land of Four Nations?
This week, PhD student Anna Maguire (King’s College London/Imperial War Museum) discusses colonial perceptions of Britain during the First World War. Tweet her at @AnnaMaguire24 with your thoughts.
The First World War involved encounters across the globe, across divides of race, class, gender and nationality. Over four and a half million non-white men were mobilised from across the British, French and German Empires to serve alongside t… »
Gartnavel Royal Hospital and the History of Scottish Psychiatry A Day Symposium to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Gartnavel Royal Hospital will be held on Saturday, 15th November, 2014, at Cancer Support Scotland, The Calman Centre, Gartnavel Campus Programme 9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee 10.00 – 10.40 Professor Chris Philo (University of Glasgow) Historical Geographies of Read the full article…
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By Tom Koch “It was about the Beginning of September, 1664, that I, amongst the Rest of my Neighbours, heard in ordinary Discourse, that the Plague was returned in Holland, for it had been very violent there, and particularly at
Last week I discussed the year 2015 and the potential it holds for memory of both the end of the Civil War (1865) and several key turning points in both American domestic and foreign policy histories (1965). Today I’ll shift […]
Cross-posted from the Office of the Historian (US Dept. of State)
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Office of the Historian and U.S. Embassy France have carried out a study into the role of the U.S. diplomatic corps stationed in France during 1914–1918. In contrast to the well known record of U.S. actions after it entered the war in April 1917, the stories of U.S. diplomats, consuls, and their family members—particularly during the early months of the crisis (August-December 19… »
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Monday 22 September 2014
Whewell’s Gazette: Vol. 14
As already announced last week, due to the fact that our editorial staff are off gallivanting around Franconia celebrating the life and work of Renaissance mathematicus Simon Marius at diverse conferences the whole weekend, this is perforce a curtailed edition of y… »
In this post I want to pull a thread that has been running through several of our discussions on the blog this week, from Kurt’s tour de force demonstration of the uses of theory, to Andrew’s parsing of politics in […]
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During World War II, the British government’s Ministry of Information funded a War Artists Advisory Committee. During World War I, it had sponsored a smaller project, with a limited range of painters joining troops in France. This larger-scale midcentury program supported artists who traveled with the armed forces, as well as cap… »
The Roosevelts, a new PBS documentary by director Ken Burns, presents President Theodore Roosevelt as a political superhero. In photo after photo, Burns’s famous pan-and-zoom effect magnifies Roosevelt’s flashing teeth and upraised fist. The reverential narrator hails his fighting spirit and credits him with transforming the role of American government … More »
Blog 23: “Sailors on Bicycles”
The first time I considered sailors in port as an academic subject was back in 1993, when—as a graduate student in search of a dissertation topic—I read the first chapter of Marcus Rediker’s Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Reactions to Devil varied, to be sure, but few have offered a coherent alternative vision of the places and themes that Rediker explored so memorably in those pages. Robert Lee’s stimulating recent piece in the International Journal of… »
Ammonites are the common name given to the subclass Ammonoidea, an extinct order of cephalopod. The first occurrence of ammonites is from the Devonian around 400 million years ago. The last surviving lineages disappeared, along with the dinosaurs, 65 million years ago in the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. Since antiquity, ammonites has been associated with myths,…
From Edison Studios’ nineteenth-century “actualities” to present day internet videos of twerking Corgis, dogs’ presence on film is as old as the medium. Join Christina and Esther in part one of this special joint edition of Doggy History and Film History as they consider archetypal film dogs – doggy actors, heroes, athletes, villains, and victims, and learn about the role canines played in shaping the film industry and its practices. Podcasters: Christina and Esther »
A very lifelike 3D piece, by ZBrushCentral user askutt, created using ZBrush and rendered in Mental Ray for Maya. Reminds me of the 3D Dissection of Neck by Tsvetomir Georgiev that I posted many many years ago on Street Anatomy. I’m in awe of the 3D process for getting an image like the one above. The time and research askutt put into this definitely shows. Below he shares his process for creating the image. Definitely useful for those of you learning 3D and ZBrush!
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By Sean Graham
This is the second episode in our series of podcasts recorded at the 2014 Berkshire Conference on the History of Women. The conference was held May 22-25 at the University of Toronto.
The 2014 Berkshire Conference of Women Historians that was held in Toronto was a remarkable event for a variety of reason, not least of which was the incredible scope of the research presented. While the conference broadly dealt with women’s history, there were plenty of sub-fields on display. From … »
Saturday 8 November 2014, 9.15am-4.15pm King’s College London
2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Working Women’s Charter – a landmark list of ten demands aiming to create a more equal world for women. The Charter linked trade unionism to feminism and other kinds of activism. It connected women’s social, economic, and sexual rights in new and powerful ways.
Forty years on, many of these rights have been won but deep inequalities persist around pay, opportunities, pensions, caring responsibil… »
After Margaret Spufford; English Local History Now – A CFP for conference or similar at Department of Humanities, University of Roehampton with deadline in February, 2015. Topics: Britain and Ireland; All periods; Local and Regional History; Conference
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(2014). Book-hunters and Book-huntresses: Gender and Cultures of Antiquarian Book Collecting in Britain, c. 1880–1900. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 346-364. doi: 10.1080/13555502.2014.947178
(2014). Accommodating the Lodger: The Domestic Arrangements of Lodgers in Working-Class Dwellings in a Victorian Provincial Town. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 19, No. 3, pp. 314-331. doi: 10.1080/13555502.2014.947181
If you are a regular user of local bus services (at least in the UK), you will probably be familiar with periodic notices telling you about “changes and improvements to the services” which should more truthfully be entitled “cuts to the service and price rises”. A few changes will be coming to Carnivalesque and History Carnival in the next month or two which will hopefully not be experienced as falling into the latter category (at least, there definitely won’t be any price rises).
They should n… »
Followers of our Twitter feed @London1914 will have noticed a theme emerging: Southwark: the police have twice been called in to deal with drunken women fetching away their children and making scenes. Camberwell: increase of drunkenness, especially women, many of whom are seen in the Public Houses at nine o’clock in the morning. Greenwich: much…
I was walking through the street and saw that old steel bridges have lots of rivets in them. The newer ones have welds and bolts. How did field welding evolve when steel became plentiful for construction? How long did it take to displace rivets for connections, if at all?
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We are pleased to announce a colloquium series entitled Enduring Issues in American Health Care: New Dialogues for the Present Using the Past. This series will explore, contextualize, and illuminate the histories of medicine and nursing and the ways in which both professions evolved within a framework of interaction, separation and collaboration between the years 1800 […]
The Witnesses to History series aims to connect an object or document which still exists today with the story of the people behind the item. Following the first post, which featured the 170th New York Bounty List, I was contacted by reader Cathy Nicholls in England. Some 40 years ago in Brooklyn, Cathy had purchased a most beautiful bone object which referenced a soldier of the Irish Brigade, William Higgins. Cathy had never been able to find out much about William, and had often wondered what … »