Category Archives: Digital History

A History of the World in Maps

Shocking really, what you can find on the Internet. I found this incredible video on one of the blogs that I follow. It charts world civilization, displaying political entities year-by-year. Utterly fascinating. (BTW, it displays much better on a laptop … Continue reading

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An Exciting New Development in Classical Scholarship

As an undergraduate student of the classics, I was fascinated by the fact that we did not have the whole corpus of Greek and Latin literature. I was very interested, for instance, in the pre-Socratics and was surprised to learn … Continue reading

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Magna Carta

I follow Tom Holland – one of my favorite historians – on Twitter. He always has something interesting to say. In the tweet below, he brought my attention to an essay by David Carpenter in The Guardian: "What happened in a … Continue reading

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Maps and Historians

Geographers, cartologists, and historians have a lot to say to each other. (Most of it good!) Why Historical #Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today http://t.co/8K6oij5d2P #hgis #history — HGIS Lab USASK (@HGIS_UofSK) January 3, 2015 This linked article from … Continue reading

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Happy April Fools!

Fools dancing in a circle from a French version of "The City of God" at the Hague, c. 1480. pic.twitter.com/eGPvotxpws — Benjamin Breen (@ResObscura) March 20, 2014

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Two new mapping resources

MT @natlibscot: Free online maps show how Victorian towns & cities developed http://t.co/nGYstJWlmX pic.twitter.com/oss0LDzJIC — Steven Gray (@Sjgray86) March 21, 2014 Take a virtual stroll around Georgian London in these incredible 1830's London Street Views. http://t.co/xNj8ztLLUo — Keir Clarke (@KeirClarke) … Continue reading

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Timeline of the French Revolution

A week too late for this year’s lecture, an Interactive timeline of the French Revolution. I will embed it into my PowerPoint and use it next year for my online course.  

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Literary Atlas of Europe

You owe it to yourself to click on the link. The is a most amazing project to map European culture put together by a Swiss-German-Czech team of researchers. #dha2014 Literary Atlas of Europe: http://t.co/uSbO8qhddA V. cool speculative project suit. — … Continue reading

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Animated map of Europe’s changing boarders

Click here to watch an animated map of European boarder changes. Fascinating!

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Digital mapping of the Ancient World

The Polis project that you can access through this site was supported by staff-time and substantial grants from Stanford University and from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, Princeton University, the University of Buffalo, and the … Continue reading

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Map of Europe 1000 to the present

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=14d_1348362692 Give this link a try.

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Rome’s Lost Empire

I don’t spend a lot time in HST121 on the Byzantine Empire. Constantine creates his “New Rome” and then zap down the memory hole in my traditional lecture. Byzantium fares a little better in my online classes, in that the … Continue reading

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Check out this 8th century manuscript!

Sometimes I feel that I do nothing on this blog but shill for the British Library. Perhaps they should pay me! If you are interested in the Middle Ages at all, I really suggest that you open the link embedded … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

BBC Channel 5 is running a series, Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. In the first episode, Henry and Anne (then a lady-in-waiting to Queen Catherine) wrote flirtatious messages to each other in Anne’s Book of Days. You can … Continue reading

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Martin Luther’s Gotha Testament of 1537 now digitized online

One of the most important sites of research into the history of the Reformation is the weblog “Study Center for Protestantism” in at the University of Erfurt. Over the next few years, sponsored by a grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft … Continue reading

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Digitizing Jane Austen

The British Arts and Humanities Research Council is promoting a project at Oxford University to digitize the written manuscripts of Jane Austen. This from the web press release: “Few scholars have examined these manuscripts in close detail, and now anyone … Continue reading

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Voltaire and the Republic of Letters

Voltaire was part of an international network of intellectuals dedicated to the principles of the Enlightenment who maintained contact with each other via correspondence. The Digital Humanities Center at Stanford University, with generous support from the Office of Digital Humanities … Continue reading

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The British Library opens a new website on the Great War

New British Library World War One webpages are now live! http://t.co/w1w0HYK34C via @sharethis — BL European (@BL_European) January 30, 2014

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