Category Archives: History

Next Year in Jerusalem!

I have been back one week from a quick research trip to Jerusalem. I was able to see documents at Yad Vashem, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People and the Central Zionist Archives. Everywhere I was … Continue reading

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Are you interested in Richard III and his world?

Originally posted on Vascik's Blog:
This past summer/fall, I took a MOOC (mass open online course) on the Age of Richard III taught by Deirdre O’Sullivan of Leicester University. It was an absolutely marvelous experience. Yesterday I received a…

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A very enjoyable time in Berlin

My days in Berlin follow a regular pattern. Huge Frühstück; long walk; museum; small lunch; more walking, museums and bookstores; a half chicken for supper; a long final stroll capped off by a large cafe latte at the corner Starbucks. … Continue reading

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Timothy Snyder on events in Ukraine

This Tweet from Anne Applebaum Some in the West spread Russian propaganda out of ignorance, some for money, writes Tim Snyder @nybooks — Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) March 12, 2014 put me on to three articles by Timothy Snyder in … Continue reading

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Remembering Katyn

Remember Katyń and the murderous brutality inflicted by #Stalin on the people of Poland — Matthew Ward (@HistoryNeedsYou) March 5, 2014

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Fernand Braudel speaks from the grave

Who says historians don’t have a sense of humor? This morning, I was scrolling down through the overnight Tweets and came across this: I've been looking into the causes of the #Ukraine crisis. Answer is obviously the grain trade with … Continue reading

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