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Scottish Prisoners of War in Salem

One of the most impressive historical remembrance projects of recent years is the Scottish Soldiers Project initiated by the University of Durham’s Department of Archaeology after human remains were found in mass graves on the grounds of Durham Cathedral in 2013. 650 more words

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Hey Witch, let's get down to the point!

Written by Algoth’s Grove

“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.”

                               – Galileo Galilei

The point of this article is to put many of our so called past afflictions to rest.

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Our East Coast Cruise - Day 2: Salem

On Day 2, we arrived at the Boston port.

We had an excursion booked for today to visit the Salem Witch Museum. Before heading to the museum, our group took a quick detour to the… 309 more words

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Centering History

This summer I’m teaching our department’s capstone course, a seminar in research and writing for which students write long papers on topics of their choosing, sourced by primary materials and grounded in the secondary literature. 799 more words

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The Salem Witch Trials as a Cautionary Tale

In 1692, the Salem Witch Trials engulfed colonial New England in what is often described as a hysterical witch hunt. Twenty people died in the Massachusetts colony as accusations of witchcraft offered explanations for the unexplained. 1,556 more words

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Boston and Salem Massachusetts

19 May 2018

Rainy and cold, 8C (46F) but won’t stop my day of adventure. I met an ex work colleague from Sydney who now works at Boston University, Craig Slater and he kindly showed me around Boston. 228 more words