"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

Jamie ClubbJamie Clubb

The blog of Jamie Clubb, author of "The Legend of Salt and Sauce: The ...

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

War, history, and science in a fractured world. A hopefully educated and ob...

 
Gravestone pix .comGravestone pix .com

Grave sites and their markers are an important part of our heritage. They ...

 
A Postcard a DayA Postcard a Day

My father started collecting postcards many years ago. I'm continuing ...

 
The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
Michael GoreyMichael Gorey

Random thoughts and observations by former regional newspaper editor Michae...

 
Women of HistoryWomen of History

A site providing biographies of some of the fascinating women who have grac...

 


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One of the most unexpected turns of Donald Trump’s presidency came this week, when revelations spilled out about the president’s serious consideration of the purchase Greenland from Denmark. According to the Washington Post, senior admini...

Erfurt (Germany) and Colmar (France) are 540 ks apart, but I am mentioning the two towns together for one important reason. “Treasures of the Black Death” was the name of a 2009 ex­hibition of medieval jew­ellery at London’s Wallace Collectio...

In Derry, New Hampshire, a time capsule from 1969 was finally opened on its 50th anniversary yet it was completely empty. The time capsule was inside a small safe with the combination on the back. It was originally stored at the town's municipal buil...

On the Under the Knife show, Dr Lindsey Fitzharris elucidates the weird history of "anthropodermic bibliopegy," the weird practice of binding books in human skin, including the doctor who bound case histories in the skins of his dead patients, and th...

I am writing a book on marriage for Connor Court. It would be very helpful to have some "beta readers" to run a critical eye over drafts of the chapters (and appendices) of the book.So, if you are interested in being such a reader, say so in the comm...

In 1994, Jeff Schwartz and Dan Wong fired up the San Francisco FogCam. For 25 years, it kept a constant vigil on the San Francisco State University campus, making the FogCam the longest operating webcam in history. (The first webcam, the Trojan Room...

In a sweeping and ambitious journalistic project, the New York Times on Sunday launched its 1619 series, reframing the American story around a single, pivotal historical event: the arrival to America 400 years ago this month of the first enslaved Afr...