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A Dirty Guide to Academic Publishing

In one of my favorite 30 Rock episodes, Tracy Jordan refers to his son as “this little d-bag.” Tracy Jr. says, “I know what that means.” His father’s response is, … 1,958 more words


2013: TIGER IN THE TANK – Historians Find Body of German War Hero Kurt Knispel

The remains of German soldier regarded as the world’s greatest ever tank ace have been found in a grave the Czech Republic.

The remains of Kurt Knispel – who was the tank warfare equivalent of what the Red Baron was to flight – were found at the Moravian Museum in Vrbovec lying in an unmarked grave for German soldiers at a cemetery in Znojmo. 271 more words

Historical Revisionism

Conference report: Public History and Historians at the IFPH 2017

As someone who’s come to public history via memory studies and then oral history, perhaps it’s inevitable that I should have felt out of place at the International Federation for Public History’s 4th Annual Conference, held in Ravenna, Italy from 5th to 9th July 2017. 967 more words

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Many people assume bloggers are these hedonistic, selfish creatures that must write about themselves, some times in the third person, to feel validated by the world. 549 more words

Mrs Enginerd

Chinese general Qi Jiguang adopts musketry

A history book I read about a year ago said that Qi Jigaung, a 16th century general famous for defeating the pirate invasion of southern China, had mostly ignored musketry and focused on contact weapons. 1,294 more words


The York Historian Meets: Michael Walkden

“It’s essential for universities to keep producing citizen historians… the university historian doesn’t have to be the only gatekeeper of the truth of the past.” 166 more words