Michael Duncan, whose "History of Rome" podcast should be required listening for anybody who wants to better understand the foundations of European politics, culture, and mythology, has a new podcast series. This one is all about various revolutions, starting with the 17th century English revolution against Charles I. I've got my fingers crossed on a foray into the European revolutions of 1848. It's a period I've always wanted to know more about.
Consider the humble garden gnome: a jolly little fellow in a red hat, smiling passively at passersby. Perfectly innocent, right? Well, what if I told you that the precursor to the garden gnome tradition used to involve real people paid to live in gardens? It sounds like something out of a dystopian novel, but no.… READ THE REST
A.N. Lucas: "Here is a collection of more than 700 88×31 web buttons from the 1990's and 2000's, including the famous "Netscape NOW" and "Internet Explorer" buttons as well as various other buttons for websites of past and present. All were rescued from a now defunct http://harrypagerubbish.webs.com/buttons just before it disappeared without warning. These buttons… READ THE REST
Regardless of your relationship to a syllabus—excited, hostile, or indifferent—"Gaming the Past" is a guide to "explore several arenas of global interaction and conflict through different history-based games," This syllabus is for consummate nerds. Playing these history-based games, according to the syllabus, "will examine issues of representation, public memory, and the pedagogical value of interactive… READ THE REST
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