Beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Dr Annika Mombauer explores the opposing debates about the origins of World War One. Is it possible for historians to arrive at a consensus? The hundred-year debate How could the death of … Continue reading →
Film’s golden era was tarnished by appeasement
Nazi Germany loved movies, and their leader was, as in so much else, fanatical about them. In his private cinema at the Reich Chancellery Hitler watched a movie every night, then gave his invited guests the benefit of his opinion on it. He loved Laurel and Hardy, for instance, noting how their comedy Block-Heads contained "a lot of very nice ideas and clever jokes". Yet he regarded movies as something more than entertainment; he saw in their power … »
Recently, EHS teacher Jason Tharp’s US History classes were literally in the trenches during a lesson on trench warfare. The students had the opportunity to not only dig their own trenches, but they were also able to apply what they learned in class during a mock battle. According to Tharp, “The purpose of the activity […]
Exciting News! All Interested Middle School Boys can Click HERE for Registration Info. on Marquette High’s Website. Read specific Information on Workshops below… MUHS Civil War Institute Brochure & Registration Form. Marquette University High School Civil War Summer Institute *1864 – 2014 Sesquicentennial* When: Monday, July 7-Thursday, July 10, 2014. Who: Any 5th – 9th grade Boy interested in…
Here are some good reads for your imperial and global weekend: From cartographic colonialism and the socialist origins of capitalism, to new archival photos of Victorian Egypt and reviving Cold War era containment.
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How Bad Mapmaking Supported European Imperialism in Africa and Why Google Maps Still Gets Africa Wrong Think Africa Press Guardian Online
About halfway through Jonathan Swift’s boisterously witty epic poem On… »
The Society for the Study of Labour History will host a day conference on Saturday 10 May 2014 at the University Of Huddersfield to commemorate the life and work of Eric Hobsbawn, renown historian and former President of the Society. Confirmed speakers include Professor John Belchem, Professor Logie Barrow, Professor Rohan McWilliam, Professor David Howell, Professor John Shepherd, Professor Richard Evans, Dr Katrina Navickas, Ian Gwinn and John Halstead.
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Communist party chief of Yunnan province says group staged Kunming attack after it was prevented from leaving country
The group behind Saturday’s gruesome knife attack at a Chinese train station turned to violence after failing to leave the country "to participate in jihad", a senior Communist party official was quoted as saying on Wednesday.
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors
In the loving memories of the Cambodian people who died under the Khmer Rouge Regime from 1975 to 1979, we, Khmers and concerned friends of Cambodia, have formed an ad hoc group to establish the Digital Archive of Cambodian Holocaust Survivors.
It was not the ‘shot heard around the world’ that caused the 1914-18 war but imperialism anything else is revisionism
As the date approaches when all countries will mark 100 years since the "shot heard around the world", it gives rise to more discussions about the meaning of the first world war. If there is one single historical figure who still provokes controversy, it is without doubt the Bosnian Serb who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo on 28 June 1914. His shot led directly… »
As tensions grow between Ukraine’s interim government and separatist and pro-Russian groups in the east, Mark Urban looks at the region’s historic links to the Russian Federation and the strength of pro-Russian public opinion there.
WASHINGTON—With the United States facing a daunting array of problems at home and abroad, leading historians courteously reminded the nation Thursday that when making tough choices, it never hurts to stop a moment, take a look at similar situations from the past, and then think about whether the decisions people made back then were good or bad.
Since February, we’ve been looking at the “Future of Transportation", highlighting changes we can expect in the next five to 10 years. Disney, it turns out, had a similar idea more than fifty years ago, though their focus is slightly more off-the-wall.
This vintage clip, part of the "Magic Highway, U.S.A." episode of the1950s TV series Disneyland, predicts how transportation — particular anything related to the highway — will evolve in America.
Many ideas, like air-conditioned routes in desert »
Edward G. Kane is raising funds for Roads to Ruins: The castles of medieval Germany on Kickstarter! Immerse yourself in the dangerous but romantic (really?!) castle life of the Middle Ages. Photos and historical info of 195 + castles.