At the U.N. Climate Talks, the U.S. Is Just Another Petrostate
As the COP28 summit opens, American oil and gas production has never been higher...#Empire..#climatecrisis https://newrepublic.com/article/177183/us-spectacularly-bad-position-talk-climate-change-right-now
"American imperial power is all too evident in the ruins of Gaza city."
Tom Stevenson in the Guardian critiques the ideas of US decline.
Real talk? We created Kissinger and the really hard part is our society created Trump, too. Yes. We won't defeat fascism internally until we project radical empathy externally. The first step is literally not invading other countries, killing civilians, and stealing resources. It's not complex, it's not inevitable. When those excuses come from MSM or even or political faves, please take a minute to think on Kissinger's legacy and where it's taking us.#InternalViolence #ExternalViolence #Empire
We've had this talk before, but seems like a good time to repeat. We want to take down Trump, right? Right. This will stop the exploding US fascist movement, right? Wrong.
Fascism will continue to escalate unless we come to terms with the violence we project in to the world, no matter if you call it "humanitarian intervention" or "protecting US interests", etc. It will always come back to us to be projected internally. You can't have it both ways. 1/2
#InternalViolence #ExternalViolence #Empire
He's finally dead. I had to wait until I turned 50 to read his obituary. War criminal. Mass murderer. Evil imperialist. He never stood trial for his crimes. He's probably in heaven. God's an American, right? #henrykissinger #usa #imperialism #empire #warcrimes #chile #pinochet #genocide #foreignpolicy
Past emissions from the British Empire "double the UK's climate responsibility", making it one of the biggest CO2 emitters in history. Carbon Brief, the British news website dedicated to global warming, takes into account carbon dioxide emissions from countries formerly under British colonial rule, mainly the destruction of forests in India, Burma and Nigeria before their independence. This new data moves the United Kingdom from eighth to fourth place in the list of countries with the highest historical emissions, behind the United States, China and Russia.
Les émissions passées de l’empire britannique "doublent la responsabilité climatique du Royaume-Uni", ce qui en fait l'un des plus gros émetteurs de CO2 de l'Histoire. Carbon Brief, le site d'information britannique consacré au réchauffement climatique prend en compte les émissions de dioxyde de carbone venues de pays autrefois sous domination coloniale britannique, avec, essentiellement, la destruction des forêts en Inde, en Birmanie ou au Nigéria avant leur indépendance. Ces nouvelles données font passer le Royaume-Uni de la huitième à la quatrième place dans la liste des pays ayant les plus grandes émissions historiques, derrière les États-Unis, la Chine et la Russie.
Another essay I want to highlight from my GIGANTIC #lrb backlog is this beautiful essay remembering the lives of enslaved Black people & People of Color in 17th century Britain.
#slavery #history #empire
AIPAC and the Israel-US Relationship(video)..#AIPAC..#Israel..#Empire..#ME https://www.youtube.com/live/I_0iBTZ1JDg?si=fZX071z-o3L4vYNT
ExxonMobil’s Land Grab..#Exxon..#Empire..#Venezuela..#crime https://www.counterpunch.org/2023/11/24/exxonmobils-land-grab/
“We must expand our mainstream public historical narratives to include the complex, nuanced and difficult stories of slavery and empire. This isn’t political correctness, wokery, or changing history … This is simply good history and expanding the range of narratives to introduce more complexity is better history.”
Nick Merriman, incoming head of English Heritage
The Research Training Group 2571 Empires is hosting its second annual conference from November 30th to December 2nd. This year's topic is "Environmental and Cultural Destruction in Imperial Spaces”.
For additional information and registration, please visit the conference page.
Been scratching my head as to why the ribbon spools would not come off the Empire Aristocrat. They're not the originals but look the right type, Group 9. After checking it wasn't an obscure lever or clip, a decent grip and pull worked and the issue was degraded stickers on the bases that had glued the spool down over the years, probably 20+
On December 2nd (2 pm), our Research Training Group will welcome the renowned Uzbek writer Hamid Ismailov for a literary reading from this book, “The Dead Lake” (=Wunderkind Erjan).
Where: University of Freiburg / Aula
This reading accompanies our second annual conference, “Environmental and Cultural Destruction in Imperial Spaces”.
For more information, visit the event page.
« Territoires de l'Empire romain par nombre approximatif d'années dans l'empire »
The Empire Aristocrat aka Hermes Baby / Rocket typewriter I bought online arrived, and it's not good.
Some keys are jammed down solid but the typebars loose, and some typebars slightly misaligned and catch on others.
Carriage seems ok.
It looks good, no rust on the outside but needs cleaning.
Luckily there seem to be a lot of online resources to help out with taking it apart and fixing.
Last Thursday, the Mercator Fellow of our Research Training Group, Dr. Noémi Lévy-Aksu, gave a fascinating talk on “Between Archive and Activism: Alternative Memories of Empire in Contemporary Turkey”.
We are immensely grateful to have Dr. Lévy-Aksu with us in Freiburg so our PhD students can benefit from her expertise.
To learn more about Dr. Lévy-Aksu's work, visit our website!
Good times for the military-industrial complex..#Empire..#endlesswar https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/good-times-for-the-military-industrial-complex-opinion/ar-AA1jQ9oB?cvid=35b6735ef20247bc8167b70c6d69309b&ocid=winp2fptaskbar&ei=4
Anyway, all that aside! #Hobby. I was determined to do something. I knew it’d be small, but I wanted to get a little of anything done this evening.
Picked out an #Empire Great Sword for my #StirRiverPatrol. He’ll be a member of the Captain’s Guard. Only applied one layer of Green, but happy out with myself. Need to tidy the storage shelves to be able to get at paint/projects quickly is the main takeaway.
"Nearly all the works of Roman art that were most greatly admired in antiquity have been lost or destroyed. The vast majority of #ancientRome public buildings have either been completely destroyed or deteriorated into ruins.
But we still have a literal mountain of ancient Roman #trash": https://talesoftimesforgotten.com/2021/04/10/monte-testaccio-a-literal-mountain-of-ancient-roman-trash/
"Matthew Leporati argues that the epic revival not only reflects but also interrogates this evangelical turn. The first to examine the impact of the missionary work on epic literature, this book offers sustained analysis of both under-read and canonical works, bringing fresh historical and literary contexts to bear on our understanding of this unique revival of epic poetry."
Leporati, M. (2023). Romantic Epics and the Mission of Empire (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009285155 #OpenAccess #OA #Literature #C18th #C19th #Britain #British #Romanticsim #Empire #Imperialism #Poem #Poetry #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon @bookstodon (66)
Leporati, M. (2023). Romantic Epics and the Mission of Empire (Cambridge Studies in Romanticism). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781009285155 #OpenAccess #OA #Literature #C18th #C19th #Britain #British #Romanticsim #Empire #Imperialism #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon @bookstodon (66)
We #phd students from @GRK2571 are looking forward to the first session of our #workshop "Building Empires with Data" with @roopikarisam.
In this session we are looking at how to take the first steps into #DigitalHumanities.
When can we use #DH for our projects? What are the pitfalls?
Can't wait to get started!
@empires #DH #empires #empire #DH #dataempires #empiresofdata
In discussions of Russia's invasion of Ukraine (a horrific and completely unjustified act of military aggression), I often see people claiming the US are the "good guys". That they'd never invade another country and indiscriminately kill its people like Russia are in Ukraine.
Next time you see someone doing that, please remind them the heroism of people like Daniel Hale, who expose this as the blatant propaganda it is. The US does this constantly.
In our RTG, we are incredibly excited about our upcoming workshop with @roopikarisam. It is an excellent opportunity for our PhD students to have a renowned scholar in the field of #DigitalHumanities and #DigitalColonialism here in Freiburg to work with them.
We will post updates on the event using #empiresofdata.
The workshop is planned and co-organised by Professor Risam (Dartmouth College) and @SchnDa (ALU Freiburg).
A leaked State Department memo, confirmed by The Washington Post and first published by HuffPost, warned U.S. diplomats from using the phrases “de-escalation/ceasefire,” “end to violence/bloodshed” and “restoring calm” as the words did not comport with current U.S. policy..#Empire..#Israel..#Gaza..#collectivepunishment
"New research that will be presented Monday, 16 Oct., at the Geological Society of America’s GSA Connects 2023 meeting describes how a series of serendipitous environmental factors allowed an ancient Saharan civilization, the Garamantian Empire, to extract groundwater hidden in the subsurface, sustaining the society for nearly a millennia until the water was depleted."
"Austrian Empire. By Sidney Hall. London, published by Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, Paternoster Row, Jany. 1, 1828." https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/95046q #Map #Maps #MapHistory #History #Histodon #Histodons #Cartography #C19th #19thcentury #Austria #Empire #Europe @histodon @histodons
What's the future of the Murdoch media empire? | The Listening Post
#RupertMurdoch is retiring from the #FoxNews & #NewsCorp boards, making his son #LachlanMurdoch the sole exec in charge of the global #media #empire he built from a small local newspaper concern in Australia starting 70 years ago.
de Blois, L., and Rich, J. (eds) (28 May. 2019). The Transformation of Economic Life under the Roman Empire, Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. Available From: Brill https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004401624 [Accessed 20 September 2023]. #OpenAccess #OA #History #Histodon #Histodons #Econhist #Economics #Roman #RomanEmpire #Empire #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon @histodon
@histodons @economics @econhist @bookstodon (62)
"A team of historians and scientists wanted to map cultural mobility, so they tracked the births and deaths of notable individuals like David, King of Israel, and Leonardo da Vinci, from 600 BC to the present day. Using them as a proxy for skills and ideas, their map reveals intellectual hotspots and tracks how empires rise and crumble". https://youtu.be/4gIhRkCcD4U #Youtube #Video #Videos #Animation #Science #History #Histodon #HIstodons #Map #Maps #Cartography #Culture #Empire @science @histodon @histodons
"Imperial Federation - Map of the world showing the extent of the British Empire in 1886. Statistical information furnished by Captain J.C.R. Colomb, M.P. formerly R.M.A. Mclure & Co. Queen Victoria Street, London. British territories coloured in red. (Published as) Supplement to ''The Graphic'', July 24th, 1886. (Inset) Map of the world showing the extent of British territories in 1786." https://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/s/bz3c3b #Map #Maps #Cartography #History #Histodon #Histodons #British #Britain #Empire @histodon @histodons
"In The Currency of Empire, Jonathan Barth explores the intersection of money and power in the early years of North American history, and he shows how the control of money informed English imperial action overseas."
Barth, J. (2022). The Currency of Empire: Money and Power in Seventeenth-Century English America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781501755781 #OpenAccess #OA #History #Histodon #Histodons #English #England #America #Empire #Book #Books #Ebook #Ebooks #Bookstodon #Money #Currency #Academia #Academic #Academics @histodon @histodons @bookstodon (55)
sound familiar?: "Welbe comes back about a year later, once again in prison, and says, “You know what, that plan is not going to work anymore, but I've got a better plan because I've actually figured out the secrets to the philosopher’s stone and now I can actually just make gold and silver myself. All I need is some start-up money from the Crown or Parliament to get it off the ground.” Needless to say, it didn’t work, and his trail goes cold at that point. " - Prof. Philip J. Stern talking about his new book "Empire, Incorporated"
Elon Musk Is Apparently Making the US Government Quite Nervous..#ElonMusk..#Empire..https://futurism.com/elon-musk-making-us-government-nervous
Games That Defined Me (Part 1)
It's an interesting question, stated a few different ways -- 10 games to know me, or games that defined me. The question has been bouncing around Mastodon for a few days. Here's mine.
Huttunen, N. (31 Mar. 2020). Early Christians Adapting to the Roman Empire. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004428249 #OpenAccess #OA #BiblicalStudies #Bible #Christian #Writings #AncientPhilosophy #Ancient #Philosophy #Theology #Christianity #RomanEmpire #Roman #Empire #Religion @philosophy @antiquidons @bookstodon (25)
William L. Hahn's
THE RING AND THE FLAG (Shards of Light Book 1)
Der Niedergang von Twitter erklärt anhand des Niedergangs des Imperium Romanum. Sehr super, witziger Text, in dem man viel über das Sich Verändern von Strukturen lernt, Plattformen und Imperien.
#Twitter #Mittelalter #Enshitification #History #empire @histodons
On successor states and websites – Going Medieval https://going-medieval.com/2023/07/26/on-successor-states-and-websites/
I often read texts that suggest that there is a concept of #Empire that everyone is relating to, but so far no one has bothered to explain to me what this is supposed to be. Apparently, it is more than just a dynastic or multi- or supranational state. Sometimes it is suggested that the concept is related to the Holy Roman Empire and its relation to the #Catholic Church. And that a genuine empire has a claim to the world.
Anyone care to explicate?
The indenture system was revived in the #british #empire after #abolition of #slavery there. Indentured labour from #india affected both the demography and the politics of of #guyana markedly but was not negligible in #trinidad either. And the effect was not confined to the former slave colonies of the #caribbean. There were also impacts in Fiji and kwazulu/natal. So while indenture developed into slavery in the seventh century in the way described it also replaced it later on.
King #Charles to receive Scottish crown jewels
Time you got the balls to leave big brother, guys.....the rest of the #Empire is long gone, leaving just you as the mugs
Our RTG is throwing a July merch raffle exclusive on Mastodon. We are handing out three merch packs which we will ship to the lucky winners in August. To enter the competition, all you need to do is 1) follow us here on Mastodon before the end of July 2023 and 2) boost this post. On August 1st, we will randomly draw the three winners from all participants. Please see below for further information.
@empires @dhinamug @dfg_public @unifreiburg #raffle #empire #histodons #histodon #DHinaMug #free
#empire : supreme power; sovereignty
- French: empire
- Italian: impero
- Portuguese: império
- Spanish: imperio
Thank you so much for being a member of our community!
Most #US citizens don't realize that we have multiple armies (#Army, #Marines), air forces (#AirForce, #Navy), #SpecialForces (#Rangers, #GreenBeret, #EOD, #Seals, etc.), navies (Navy, #CoastGuard), and two militaries (#CIA; all the above, plus more).
More relevant considering the situation in #Russia.
But they've kinda done it quietly.
Weil so viele Leute, von deren ökonomischen und / oder politischem Verstand ich was halte, empfehlen, sich diese Rede des National Security Advisors der #USA durchzulesen, weil da quasi das neue praktische & theoretische Fundament der #Weltpolitik formuliert werde, habe ich das nun endlich mal gemacht. Und es ist wirklich sehr, sehr aufschlussreich. Und in gewisser Weise revolutionär.
#politik #ökonomie #ira #industriepolitik #empire #eu #infrastruktur #Klimapolitik https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/speeches-remarks/2023/04/27/remarks-by-national-security-advisor-jake-sullivan-on-renewing-american-economic-leadership-at-the-brookings-institution/
@SpockResists While Obama hate in the States is exclusively racist, abroad it’s often tied to his brutal continuation of US imperialism. His policies towards migrating people were likewise quite terrible (children in cages).
“On 7 October 2015, President Barack Obama issued an apology and announced the United States would be making condolence payments of $6,000 to the families of those killed in the airstrike.”
'#Roman #decadence refers to the popular criticism of the #culture of the later Roman #Empire's #elites[..]in luxury, in its extreme characterized by #corrupting "#extravagance, #weakness, and #sexual #deviance", as well as "#orgies and #sensual #excesses"'
@jackLondon @GeofCox @fencoul On the subject of #British identity, I think it's a chimera. There are the #exceptional #english & from their perspective, the 'others'. I'm a proud mongrel, more kin to my #celtic #matriarchy than #english. Britain is forever linked to the #British #Empire, which of course is like catnip to the #EDL + other assorted tribals who just won't f.o. despite me asking them politely on many an occasion to do so. Above all I'd like my #European #Citizenship back please.
📢 And the Science and Technology in Asia online seminar series @ Harvard is back for the spring!
Please join us on Jan 31 (Tue), 10:30–11:45 am ET, for Nurfadzilah Yahaya's talk, "The Baseless History of the Foreshore."
This talk, like all events in our series, is free, virtual, and open to all.
Details and registration: https://scholar.harvard.edu/seow/STinAsia
@sophie I'm really enjoying the #Empire #podcast. Great exploration, and some good guests if you like the #history stuff - https://www.bestpodcasts.co.uk/podcast/empire/#e2145-1
If like us you wonder what collecting nature actually meant in the nineteenth century, and why it does _really_ matter ➡️ read more here ! https://journalhistoryknowledge.org/situated-nature
#AntiChina, #AntiIran, and #AntiRussia sentiment continues to be the dominant ideology across all social media, and censors on #Twitter, #Facebook, #Tumblr, #Flickr, and #Mastodon are in overdrive to ban all content that appears even remotely supportive or insufficiently critical of those countries targeted by the #USA #empire for overthrow.
A friends son wants a Star Wars theme birthday.
He asked if I could turn up as my Sith Lord. I tried to explain mine is made up.
“You know my son is in a wheelchair. He adores your Sith Lord. Please help me show him he can be anything he wants.”
This is why representation matters. I wish @starwars would show more physical Disabilities, but until they do, I will bring my A game.
Okay, an #introduction :
I’m a #historian at a regional state institution in the US South.
I write about #empire and #violence and people moving around from place to place. I’m now writing on African-descended people in Ireland. And African-American supporters of British imperialism.
I write about #music and will toot frequently on this topic.
I also write #fiction. More and more, I’m writing fiction. Off-kilter historical stuff. I may need an #agent soon.
I post a lot of #nonsense. Apologies.
I enjoy giving guest lectures & engaging with audiences, which I have done in North America & Europe
since more and more people are joining just wanted to re-announce that tricia matthew and i are editing a book series on race in nineteenth-century literature and culture -- details in the flyer below and more info at https://www.bigger6.com/oup. send us proposals and/or share with others!
If you're in or near #Cambridge next weekend, you might like to join the Sedgwick Museum's first free #PowerWalk, jointly with the Whipple Museum of the History of Science. Rob Theodore from the Sedgwick will be exploring themes of power and inequality in the Museum's collections, including some of our research into the legacies of empire and enslavement.
book here: https://www.museums.cam.ac.uk/events/power-walks-museums
Hi all - just joined, part of the great anti-Musk rush. This account will be a bit niche. Mostly about trying to track down imperial plunder (there's lots of it in Scotland). That and plugging my upcoming book The Prince and the Plunder. Interested in all things historical. Looking forward to expanding my horizons. #history #empire #loot #plunder #ethiopia