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Irish History Student’s Association: Conference Review

The annual conference of the Irish History Student’s Association took place in the University of Limerick between 13-14 March. The IHSA was founded in 1950 to promote the study of history among students in third level institutions on the island of Ireland. 750 more words

Irish History

James McPherson: Why the Civil War Still Matters

Here’s historian James M. McPherson in a discussion at the National Constitution Center.  The video’s description reads, “One of the nation’s leading Civil War historians, James McPherson, explores why the war remains so deeply embedded in the national psyche and identity of Americans today, as described in his highly anticipated book, … 18 more words


Angela Wright

Angela Wright began writing poetry at the age of fifteen, using it as a way to
explore the world around her. The biggest influence on her poetry has been her… 178 more words


Watching: Secrets of the Castle

I’ve been enjoying Secrets of the Castle on TVO, from most of the same team who did Victorian Farm and Wartime Farm:

Secrets of the Castle: Domestic historian, Ruth Goodman, and archaeologists Peter Ginn and Tom Pinfold take on, perhaps, their most ambitious foray in to the past, as they head to France to build a genuine medieval castle.

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Reading History.

This is not a book review, but an extract from a book. In Adler and Van Doren’s How to Read a Book, there’s a chapter entitled, “How to Read History,” with additional suggestions for reading biographies, autobiographies, current events, and digests, all of which can have a bearing on how history is presented. 607 more words

Back to the future? Public history and the new academic citizen - Public History Weekly - BlogJournal for History and Civics Education

One of the strengths of the Public History Weekly blogjournal is that it provides an international forum for tackling fundamental issues and concepts.  Public history publications often focus on the individual case study, bringing out the rich detail of projects and the collaborations involved.  254 more words


The Search for Edward II's Descendants #6 – Lady Elizabeth Plantagene

With this post I’m going right back up the tree to Elizabeth Plantagenet (7 August 1282 – 5 May 1316). She was the youngest daughter of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, and two years older than her brother, Edward II. 813 more words

Edward II