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History of Nuremberg: Commemorative manuscript recording images of parades and jousts.

These images of late-medieval and early-modern parade entrants come from the city of Nuremberg, in Bavaria (present-day Germany). The manuscript, created in the late sixteenth or early seventeenth century and available online through the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s digital collections, contains illustrations of parade participants, jousting contestants, and pageant sleighs. It’s a…

1 November 2014

Female Warriors and the Myth of the Amazons | Brian Sandberg: Historical Perspectives

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Female warriors certainly are media friendly, with numerous films, television series, video games, books, and comic books dedicated to Amazons, Jeanne d’Arc, medieval warrior queens, and fantasy warrior princesses. Historians are struggling to compete with this avalanche of imagery of female warriors at a time when women are increasingly serving as soldiers in modern armies around the world. Women and war has now become a major field of research in history and the humanities. National Geogra…  »

1 November 2014

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1 November 2014

“Customs vary wi’ the times, At Hallowe’en..” | History is what we choose to remember

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The title for this blog post is taken from John Mayne’s poem “Hallowe’en” which was published in 1780. This work was a major influence on Robert Burns’ more famous, totemic poem of the same name which appeared in 1785. Mayne’s wise observation that Halloween customs vary  (like all cultures and languages) with the times, has not been widely accepted. Instead Halloween has become a sort of battleground over identity, politics and nationality, with dubious claims thrown into the mix that its orig…  »

31 October 2014

Anne Janhunen Joins the HGIS Lab Team | HGIS Lab

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Anne Janhunen, a PhD Candidate in the Department of History, has joined our HGIS Lab team. Anne, whose own research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth century land use in Ontario as it relates to Indigenous communities, will be working for Jim Clifford, mapping industrial development in nineteenth century London.

31 October 2014

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31 October 2014

University of Roehampton – Centre for Hearth Tax Research – After Margaret Spufford

Set on London’s most beautiful campus, the University of Roehampton offers a high-quality student experience with outstanding staff and facilities.

31 October 2014

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute Annual Conference, 2015 « THE GREAT IRISH FAMINE

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“Women and the Great Hunger” conference to take place June 3-6, 2015 Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute’s  conference to be held at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut in June. The conference will examine the role of women during a period of sustained hunger or famine. The Institute is delighted to have three prominent and distinguished keynote speakers:  Jason King, PhD, of Galway University; Ciarán Reilly, PhD, of Maynooth University; and Margaret Ward, PhD, of Queen’s University, Be…  »

31 October 2014

Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk | Environment | The Guardian

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Nuclear safety expert claims there is significant risk due to poor condition of storage ponds containing highly radioactive fuel rods Continue reading…

31 October 2014

@aaronslodounik/ArtHist19C Twitter’da

Arkadaşlarınla ve diğer etkileyici kişiler ile iletişim kur. İlgini çeken konulardaki güncellemelerden anında haberdar ol. Ve öne çıkan olayları gelişmeleriyle birlikte, gerçek zamanlı olarak ve her yönüyle izle.

31 October 2014

Archival Summer Seminar in Germany 2015

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31 October 2014

Guest Post: Diplomacy, Slavery, Quids, and Much More in the Latest Volume of the Papers of James Monroe « The Junto

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Guest poster Cassandra Good, Associate Editor at The Papers of James Monroe, details some of the more interesting content from the project’s most recent volume.

31 October 2014

Is Ideology a Problem? | s-usih.org

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What follows is a version of the talk I gave as part of a plenary at the most recent S-USIH Conference in Indianapolis on the topic: “The Ideology Problem in Teaching and Scholarship.” I was joined on the panel by […]

30 October 2014

Conference Programme | Failure in the Archives

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Untitled One (Detroit Book Depository), James Griffioen 8:30 – 9:15: Registration & Coffee 9:15 – 9:25: Welcome and Introductions 9:30 – 11:00: Session 1 The Politics of Failure in the Archives: A Roundtable Discussion Chair: Lisa Jardine (UCL) Heiba Lamara and Hudda Khaireh, One of My Kind Small Press (http://oomk.net/about) Cathy Collins, Endangered Archives Project, British Library (http://eap.bl.uk/database/map.a4d) 11:00 – 11:25: Coffee, Tea, and Discussion of Pitches for Group Plenary 11…  »

30 October 2014

The Coastal History Blog – Port Towns and Urban Cultures

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Blog 24: “Port Geography at the Crossroads” Cloistered subfields predictably produce cloistered scholarship. Cloistered scholarship is, as a rule, quite dull.  Why, then, does cloistering exercise such a fatal attraction for so many academics? A new article in the Journal of Transport Geography confronts this dilemma in an unusually honest way.  “Port Geography at the Crossroads”—co-authored by nine academics based variously in Canada, France, Belgium, the UK, the USA, and China—is an open le…  »

30 October 2014

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentship Scheme 2015/16 at University of Strathclyde

View details for this AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) PhD Studentship Scheme 2015/16 job vacancy at University of Strathclyde in Scotland….

30 October 2014

Stipendiary And Non Stipendiary Research Fellowships at University of Cambridge

View details for this Stipendiary And Non Stipendiary Research Fellowships job vacancy at University of Cambridge in South East England. Apply now…

30 October 2014

London Electoral History 1700-1850 (incl. LEH database): Civic & Parliamentary elections …

London Electoral History 1700-1850 including LEH database, study of Metropolitan London’s steps towards democracy, votes cast by electors (Civic & Parliamentary elections). Incl. Middlesex, Westminster, Marylebone …

30 October 2014

The Woolcomber’s World, Part IV: Births, deaths, marriages and fighting cocks | the many-headed monster

Brodie Waddell On 22 March 1697, ‘there were a great many fighting Cocks carried through Coxall on horsback in linen baggs’. So wrote Joseph Bufton in one of his eleven surviving notebooks. Watching two birds tear each other apart: not as much fun as you might imagine But this odd little memorandum was not an isolated scribbling. It was, in fact, just one of about 180 entries in his Coggeshall chronicle, which he began in February 1678 and continued to May 1697. In it, we find festive cele…  »

30 October 2014

History Slam Episode Fifty-Four: Celebrating Canada, Part 1

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By Sean Graham Full disclosure: I live in Ottawa and regularly walk past Parliament Hill and the National War Memorial on my way to Library and Archives Canada. For me, last Wednesday was a surreal day and in the week since the majority of the people with whom I have spoke have agreed with that assessment. Throughout the day I was confused, sad, scared, and angry. I was locked down in a building at Rideau and Dalhousie Streets (about 4 or 5 blocks from the memorial) and yet as I walked home ar…  »

30 October 2014

Wednesday Link Roundup #72: Historical Memory, Writing Tips, and Visualizing the Supreme Court – Elizabeth M. Covart | Elizabeth M. Covart

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Wednesday Link Roundup: Links to the most interesting history, news, and writing posts that passed through my RSS and Twitter feeds over the last week.   History Don N. Hagist shared “10 Remarkable Runaway Ads” for slaves. Escape Coffins?! Mental Floss offered “7 Weird Graveyard Inventions.” Massachusetts Historical Society Library Assistant Olivia Mandica-Hart shared details about the formation […]

30 October 2014

Blog posts | Modern British Studies @ Birmingham | Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham

Interdisciplinary research and public events on nineteenth and twentieth century Britain at the University of Birmingham (by MBS @ Birmingham)

30 October 2014

ON NATIVE GROUNDS as Intellectual History | s-usih.org

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The following is a guest post by Richard H. King, Emeritus Professor in American Studies at the University of Nottingham, and author of several books, including Race, Culture, and the Intellectuals, 1940-1970, and a forthcoming book on Hannah Arendt in America. […]

30 October 2014

Taylor & Francis Online :: ‘Home is home be it never so homely’: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors – Journal of Victorian Culture – Volume 18, Issue 3

(2013). ‘Home is home be it never so homely’: Reading Mid-Victorian Slum Interiors. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 368-386.

30 October 2014

New publication on the history of humanitarianism in the Middle East and North Africa | Humanitarianism & Human Rights

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The research program “Humanitarian Policy Group” at the British research institute ODI (Overseas Development Institute) in London has recently published the first results of its project on “The global history of humanitarian action”, focusing on the history of humanitarian action in the Middle East and North Africa. This study, edited by Eleanor Davey and Eva Svoboda, offers interesting insights into both the still unexplored history of humanitarianism in the Arab World and its important links …  »

30 October 2014

Election update, 2014 — or should that be 1914?

aaihs.org - Patrick Rael
A century ago in the Jim Crow South, conservatives were using the same charges of fraud to disenfranchise black voters Election time, folks, and voter suppression is all the rage. As you no doubt recall, the last election cycle witnessed a host of efforts to restrict access to the ballot box. Limiting polling hours, restricting the use of absentee ballots, and forbidding voting on the same day one is registered – Republicans across the nation championed all these measures. By far the most insid…  »

30 October 2014

Connecting Epistemologies: Final Report! | Early Career Researchers

The report from our project, working with 11 ECRs to understand their experiences of working on the Connected Communities programme, is available here: Connecting Epistemologies Report The executive summary of the report is below. We hope the report will be downloaded, discussed and disseminated widely and we welcome feedback! Leave comments on the blog, tweet to us or drop us an email. Helen Graham, Katie Hill, Peter Matthews, Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor Summary Early career researchers (ECRs)  »

29 October 2014

1 Million Hits! « The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice

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I’m thrilled to announce that The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice has just surpassed 1 million hits. Wow, what a journey it’s been! I’m constantly surprised by the interest this site generates each and every year, and am deeply grateful to you, my readers, for your continued love of medical history. In honour of this milestone, I’ve put together some fun stats about The Chirurgeon’s Apprentice. Incidentally, if you enjoy this site and want to help support the free content I provide here so that I can c…  »

29 October 2014

Taylor & Francis Online :: The Jim Crow Craze in London’s Press and Streets, 1836–39 – Journal of Victorian Culture – Volume 19, Issue 1

(2014). The Jim Crow Craze in London’s Press and Streets, 1836–39. Journal of Victorian Culture: Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 93-109. doi: 10.1080/13555502.2014.889426

29 October 2014

BBC News – How to bury a witch

Back in 1704, in Torryburn on the south west Fife coast, they had a problem disposing of toxic material – it was what you might call a toxic witch problem.

29 October 2014

Orthodox Sex: Alfred Kinsey and the Re-Making of Jewish Sexuality | NOTCHES

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By Rachel Gordan In 1949, Alfred Kinsey’s Sexual Behavior in the Human Male became a bestseller and sparked a widespread conversation about sexual norms and sexual variance in the US. Kinsey’s 1953 volume on Sexual Behavior in the Human Female was even more explosive as it challenged widely held views of female sexuality. Kinsey’s dry and data-filled unexpected bestsellers successfully touched a nerve in American culture, even reaching into the subculture of Orthodox Jews. While it would be an …  »

29 October 2014

The Original West African Epidemic : We’re History

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Modern concern about the spread of virulent diseases like Ebola is nothing new. People of every era understood that diseases could spread from place to place, even though how they spread was poorly understood. In the colonial period, a different African disease, yellow fever, struck fear in the hearts of men and women throughout the colonies, particularly along the coasts. One of the worst yellow fever epidemics in the colonial period took place in Philadelphia in 1793, when more than 4000 peop…  »

28 October 2014

Embroidering Emotions? Exploring the history of the trousseau | Niamh Cullen

I’ve been thinking about dowries and trousseaus a bit lately. While the dowry was on the decline by the 1950s, most Italian women still married with a corredo or trousseau. Traditionally this was a collection of hand-sewn linens and typically included bed sheets and pillow cases as well as towels, napkins and table cloths. A girl might work steadily on her corredo throughout her adolescence. Sandro lived in a village south of Rome and met his wife in the late 1950s; he knew she was responsible …  »

28 October 2014

The real reason why beards go in and out of fashion – Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk - Alun Withey
Beards have variously been held to signal sexual potency, instill fear in enemies, and ward off germs. So why do we keep falling in and out of love with them, asks Alun Withey

28 October 2014

Lofton Keynote II (S-USIH Conference Guest Post)

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Editor’s Note: The following is our second review of Kathryn Lofton’s S-USIH Conference keynote address on Bob Dylan. It comes from Nicolette Gableis, a PhD candidate in the American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary.  She is […]

28 October 2014

Revealing slavery’s legacy at a public university in the south (Part 3) | Public History Commons

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Homepage of the “Slavery at South Carolina College” website. In the final post of this series, we consider how the “Slavery at South Carolina College” project has been received. The most important effects have been local. The website has acted as a catalyst that has increased awareness of slavery at the university and an interest among students and faculty in speaking plainly about that history. The Richland County Public Library invited the team that created the site to present the research to…  »

28 October 2014

Lofton Keynote Address I (S-USIH Conference Guest Post)

s-usih.org - Ben_Alpers
Editor’s Note: Today we’ll be featuring two takes on Kathryn Lofton’s terrific keynote address from the recently concluded S-USIH Conference, “‘I Don’t Want to Fake You Out’: Bob Dylan and the Search for Belief in History.”  Lofton, a Professor of […]

28 October 2014

Op-ed: No, the South Isn’t a ‘New Frontier’ for LGBT Rights | Advocate.com

Framing the South as a backward, dangerous place is not only wrong but also demeaning to the LGBT people who have lived and worked decades for equality there.

27 October 2014

Four nations and a constitution: the Conference on Devolution, 1919-1920 | Four Nations History Network

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Four nations and a constitution: the Conference on Devolution, 1919-1920 Adam Evans (Cardiff University) examines the 1919-1920 Speaker’s Conference on Devolution through a four nations lens and its impact on government in the United Kingdom. What would the ramifications and results be of a constitutional convention today? Rather than providing a moment of closure, the NO vote in the Scottish independence referendum appears to have fired the starting gun for a potentially far-reaching and perha…  »

27 October 2014

Looking For A Few Good Book Reviewers | s-usih.org

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Editor’s Note: This post is intended to bring attention to the exciting new direction of the Book Review section of the S-USIH blog. Make sure to check out some of our recent posts based off of panels and plenary sessions […]

27 October 2014

"The Ideology Problem" (S-USIH Conference Guest Post)

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Editor’s Note: This is another in our ongoing series of guest posts reporting on panels from the recently concluded Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference in Indianapolis. The following is a review of the opening plenary session for the recent […]

27 October 2014

About the Qatar Digital Library | Qatar Digital Library

What is the Qatar Digital Library, how did it come about, what does it contain and how can you get involved?

27 October 2014

Learning to remember: how should we teach history? by University of Cambridge – Hear the world’s sounds

Earlier this year Education Secretary Michael Gove criticised "left-wing myths" about World War One and said they denigrated patriotism and courage by depicting the war as a "misbegotten shambles". Hi

26 October 2014

First Battle of Ypres: ‘the calamitous campaign of autumn 1914’

By Professor William Philpott In October 1914 the British army found itself fighting near a Belgian town that was to become synonymous with British military ex

26 October 2014

The Smile Revolution in Eighteenth Century Paris – review | Books | The Guardian

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This intriguing study looks at a time when the very act of smiling was improper and radical and the moment when this changed In the autumn of 1787, gallery-going Parisians didn’t know where to look. On the walls of the Louvre hung a self-portrait by the eminent artist Elisabeth-Louise Vigée Le Brun. In some ways the painting was deeply conventional. Mme Vigée Le Brun was dandling her infant daughter on her knee in a gesture that managed to invoke both the Virgin Mary and the new bourgeois ideal…  »

26 October 2014

University Teacher in Medieval French History (part time) at Cardiff University

View details for this University Teacher in Medieval French History (part time) job vacancy at Cardiff University in Wales. Apply now on jobs.ac.uk

26 October 2014

Antiquarian, rare & collectable books | Oxfam GB | Shop Online

Our rare and collectable books are a treasure trove for the collector and the place to find a great gift for a book lover.

26 October 2014