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Hungry Dogs against Gluten Free Bread

Disclaimer: This post isn’t about dogs or bread.

Historians grow worse at making generalizations the further they educate themselves. The same applies to any expert, of course. 1,968 more words

Revolution

Howard Zinn's Biased History*

by Daniel J. Flynn

Who is the most influential historian in America? Could it be Pulitzer Prize winners Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. or Joseph Ellis or David McCullough, whose scholarly works have reached a broad literary public? 4,052 more words

Documentary

Once More With Feeling

I’ve spent the last couple of days in a fourteenth-century castle just outside Hildesheim, now the Kulturcampus of the university, at a colloquium organised by Roland Oetjen of Kiel to bring together ancient economic historians and economists with an interest in the ancient world. 2,156 more words

Musings

Portfolio 1: Who Are You As a Historian?

While feminist is the first way that I identify myself, historian has always been a close second. Since my journey into the major as an undergraduate, I fell into my discipline smoothly and felt that I was in the place that I belonged. 439 more words

The Graduate Experience

The Principle of Moments

Yes, long time since I had time to post anything here, for which I can only apologise to anyone who’s actually interested. It hasn’t all… 991 more words

Musings

Historians and the Fourth Dimension

Timeline of English Monarchs (Wikipedia). The idea that history is chiefly concerned with the passage of time is hardly novel!

I recently posted something about the… 1,459 more words

A known unknown

Let me offer you a little puzzle. It’s about the famous land bill of Tiberius Gracchus in 133 BC. Here’s the evidence.

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Historical Theory