"History" Blogs & Blog Posts

The CommentatorThe Commentator

A place that proves we know nothing.

 
Heritage and HistoryHeritage and History

History is not stuck on a dusty shelf it is all around. We feature culture...

 
Art and Architecture, mainlyArt and Architecture, mainly

The fine arts, decorative arts and architecture of Europe, North America an...

 
AnceStories: The Stories of My AncestorsAnceStories: The Stories of My Ancestors

My personal blog about my genealogical research: my triumphs, my challenges...

 
iPentimento | Genealogy and HistoryiPentimento | Genealogy and History

Genealogy and History

 
Rhymes With RightRhymes With Right

Blog on news, politics, and other matters of interest written by a Texas te...

 
Doug's DarkworldDoug's Darkworld

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

 


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Group portrait.Image: Fylkesarkivet i Sogn og FjordaneNils Olsson Reppen was born on a farm in the municipality of Sogndal, Norway in 1856 and emigrated to the United States in 1882. He started a career as a photographer in Minnesota, then returned t...

If you love classic hip-hop, particularly from the '80s and early '90s, then you owe a huge debt of gratitude to the beloved Roland TR-808 drum machine, and now a documentary is laying out exactly why.  Directed by Alex Noyer, 808 showcases conv...

Image: Library of CongressBorn in New York City in 1923, Victor A. Lundy began developing his artistic talents at an early age. His parents recognized his unique aptitude for drawing and draftsmanship, and with their encouragement he attended New Yor...

As part of her Ordinary Women series, Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency examines the impressive achievement of Ada Lovelace, the “mother” of computer programming. You can also watch the Ordinary Women profiles on Ching Shih and Ida B. We...

In a thoughtful New York Times editorial, science fiction giant William Gibson mediates on the difference between the privacy that individuals have and deserve, the privacy that governments assert ("What does it mean, in an ostensible democracy, for...

Andy Roberts is well known in the psychedelic community as the author of Albion Dreaming: A popular history of LSD in Britain, which was published in 2008. He is also a UFO folklore researcher, a prolific journalist on matters psychedelic and Fortean...

The Grammy nominations were announced today and along with Beyonce, Drake, Adele, and Kanye there was a nomination that went to music recorded by Ira D. Sankey, Winfield Weeden, Silas Leachman and the Rittersville Singing Club. No, those are not arti...