On this rainy dreary day, want to cuddle up with a good book? How about with a podcast about a good book? I had fun talking with
#AuthorsAlcove about Major Deegan's less-than-spectacular military career, Kosciuszko's anti-slavery advocacy, Pulaski's gender identity and so much more! #history #nyc #newyork #newyorkcity #historian #historylover #infrastructure #urban #histodon @histodons https://open.spotify.com/episode/2VID2DfvJtcFR6ClgZ72mC?si=rpUfCS-MROOAlXZr2UpWQQ
tell me you're a historian without telling me you're a #historian
my phone camera roll:
Getting asked several times lately what I do. So here goes, professionally I am a website developer (see https://devzen.co.uk ) and previously a FE/HE Teacher/Lecturer in Electronic #Engineering & Computer Science. Spare time I am a #Thatcham #historian w & also have an interest in #genealogy, #electronics, #aiart & #FirstAid (voluntary instructor). More at https://nickbits.co.uk
Archaeo.social is a server for archaeologists, ancient historians and anyone interested in scholarly communication about the human past:
L’académicienne #HélèneCarrèredEncausse est morte. L’#historienne spécialiste de la #Russie #tsariste et #soviétique, secrétaire perpétuelle de l’#Académiefrançaise, était âgée de 94 ans. Academician Hélène Carrère d`Encausse has died. The #historian specializing in #Tsarist and #Soviet #Russia, perpetual secretary of the #Académieiefrançaise, was 94. #histodon #CarreredEncausse #France #HeleneCarrerredEncausse https://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2023/08/05/l-academicienne-helene-carrere-d-encausse-est-morte_6184583_3382.html
Lawrence W. Britt: 14 Characteristics of #Fascism
"#Historian #LawrenceBritt studied the fascist regimes of #Hitler (Germany), #Mussolini (Italy), #Franco (Spain), #Suharto (Indonesia), and #Pinochet (Chile) and found they had 14 elements in common. He calls these the identifying characteristics of fascism.
1. Powerful and Continuing #Nationalism
Fascist regimes tend to make constant use of #patriotic mottos, slogans, symbols, songs, and other paraphernalia. #Flags are seen everywhere, as are flag symbols on clothing and in public displays.
2. Disdain for the Recognition of #HumanRights
Because of fear of enemies and the need for security, the people in fascist regimes are persuaded that human rights can be ignored in certain cases because of “need.” The people tend to look the other way or even approve of torture, summary executions, assassinations, and long incarcerations of prisoners.
3. Identification of #Enemies / #Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause
The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: #racial, #ethnic or #religious #minorities; #liberals; #communists; #socialists, #terrorists…
4. Supremacy of the #Military
Even when there are widespread #domestic problems, the military is given a disproportionate amount of government funding, and the domestic agenda is neglected. Soldiers and military service are glamorized.
5. Rampant #Sexism
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional #gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to #abortion is high, as is #homophobia and anti-#gay legislation.
6. Controlled #MassMedia
Sometimes the media is directly controlled by the government, but in other cases, the media is indirectly controlled by government regulation or by sympathetic media spokespeople and executives. Government #censorship and #secrecy especially in war time, are very common.
7. Obsession with #NationalSecurity
Fear of hostile foreign powers is used as a motivational tool by the government over the masses.
8. #Religion and Government are Intertwined
Governments in fascist nations tend to use the most common religion in the nation as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Religious rhetoric and terminology is common from government leaders, even when the major tenets of the religion are diametrically opposed to the government’s policies or actions.
9. Protection of #Corporate Power
The #industrial and business #aristocracy of a fascist nation often are the ones who put the government leaders into power, creating a mutually beneficial business/government relationship and power elite.
11. Disdain for #Intellectuals and the #Arts
Fascist nations tend to promote and tolerate open hostility to #HigherEducation and academia. It is not uncommon for professors and other #academics to be censored or even arrested. Free expression in the arts is openly attacked, and governments often refuse to fund the arts.
12. Obsession with #Crime and #Punishment
Under fascist regimes, the #police are given almost limitless power to enforce laws. The people are often willing to overlook police abuses and even forego #CivilLiberties in the name of patriotism. There is often a national police force with virtually unlimited power in fascist nations.
13. Rampant #Cronyism and #Corruption
Fascist regimes almost always are governed by groups of friends and associates who appoint each other to government positions and use governmental power and authority to protect their friends from accountability. It is not uncommon in fascist regimes for national resources and even treasures to be appropriated or even outright stolen by government leaders.
14. #Fraudulent #Elections
Sometimes elections in fascist nations are a complete sham. Other times elections are manipulated by #SmearCampaigns against or even assassination of opposition candidates, use of legislation to control #voting numbers or political district boundaries, and manipulation of the media. Fascist nations also typically use their judiciaries to manipulate or control elections.
This post is a summary of Fascism, Anyone? by Lawrence W. Britt published in 2003 by Free Inquiry magazine."
Rudy #Giuliani says he falsely accused 2 election workers of mishandling ballots : NPR
"Among his false accusations, Giuliani had claimed Moss handed her mother a thumb drive 'like they were vials of heroin or cocaine.' In reality, Moss said in her testimony to Congress that her mother had just handed her a ginger mint."
Shaking my #historian head at this notion of sources and evidence
Time for a fresh #introduction. I’m an #academic #historian (have PhD in historic Scottish reading habits #bookHistory), genealogist, former computer scientist and #accordion player. Live with progressive #neuro disease. Keen player and author of #InteractiveFiction games. Also before I got too ill I enjoyed playing #CallOfCthulhu #RPG. Keen reader (that PhD was really appropriate!) and #fountainPen user. Originally from #Hawick in #ScottishBorders now live in #Dundee, #Scotland. #books #reading
Intriguing #podcast I just listened to:
The Gray Area with Sean Illing
#Poetry as religion.
Host: Sean Illing (@seanilling), host, The Gray Area
The Wonder Paradox: Embracing the Weirdness of Existence and the Poetry of Our Lives by Jennifer Michael Hecht (FSG; 2023)
Renowned #historian Michael Beschloff posted wonderful photos from the archive (He won't move to mstdn)
People are replying that he's a liar and IT NEVER HAPPENED
I HATE ALL PEOPLE
I HATE ALL PEOPLE
I HATE ALL PEOPLE
Susan Chenery: ‘They were slave traders’: how an #Indigenous #historian found peace by unearthing her family’s past: For Bundjalung woman Shauna Bostock, researching her ancestors’ lives unshackled their stories – and also herself
"The history of Aboriginal people in this country is a living wound under a patchwork of scars. The only hope of healing is to be willing to break through the scars to finally clean the wound properly and begin the healing."
Reaching Through Time: Finding My Family’s Stories by Shauna Bostock is out now through Allen & Unwin
I am looking for good examples of using online version control systems to formulate and maintain rules, codes and laws in a transparent & participatory way.
We have an interesting conversation with an #anarchist #historian friend, which may lead towards new approach to co-creation of a social dynamics inside and among collectives.
Proof of concept needed.
Full on research day today. Currently sitting in one of my favourite burial sites, the Earl's Bu, Orphir, which includes a Viking drinking hall, a rare round church and a wee path down to the beach. More to come.....
#archaeology #archaeologist #historian #deathhistorian #symbolsofmortalityexhibition #viking #church #churcharchitecture #architecture #jerusalem #cemetery #cemeteryphotography #orkney #orkneyisles #visitscotland #research #researcher #researchers #orphir #vikingsaga
But, even as a trained #historian that considers the creation of alternate history a fundamentally separated activity from writing history, I actually do think that alternate history, or allohistory as it's sometimes called, has significant value.
Both for layperson and trained historian alike, it can act as a reminder that the human past was not a set narrative with predetermined outcomes. That history was not fated nor foretold. I genuinely think this is a vital thing to remember at all times
Incredible #Historian to follow.. I always learn when I read her threads:
D. Elisabeth Glassco @Deglassco
Lecturer l Doctoral Candidate/ABD in History and Sociology of American Media Representation of Race, Class, and Public History, Rutgers, New Brunswick. NO JUSTICE NO PEACE >> BLACK LIVES MATTER. I always follow back. Just give me a bit of time.
Could a #historian give me some info or point me to a good resource to answer these 19th century logistics questions please? Any help greatly appreciated!
I need to know how someone of comfortable wealth would have travelled from London to Japan in summer 1858. By steamship I presume, but often did the ships depart, which ports would they have left from and arrived in, was it a direct journey or where would they stop over/change ships, how long would the journey take, was it a pleasant experience, special visa/entry arrangements.
Adjacent to those logistics, would it have been likely/plausible for a casual traveller to visit then, given Japan had only just opened to trade, and would the locals have been friendly or resentful?
Candice Lee Sylliboy, Daniel Paul's niece, says he died early Tuesday morning, describing him as an intelligent, loving and wise man whose family and nation will miss dearly. https://globalnews.ca/news/9798776/obit-mikmaw-elder-daniel-paul-historian/?utm_source=%40rasta&utm_medium=Mastodon
#RIP #DanielPaul #MiKmaq #Historian
Daniel Paul, historian who wrote painful story of Mi’kmaq people, dies at 84
Paying Tribute to John Henrik Clarke
THE FACEMAKER is out today in paperback! 🇬🇧
It tells the poignant true story of the visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of WWI's injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgery.
I'd be grateful for your support: https://amzn.to/442MiS5
Fascinating read for you today.
The 500-year-old shipwreck of a medieval European king's personal "floating castle" has been found to contain a "thrilling" haul of exceptionally well-preserved plant materials—including exotic spices originating from the far-flung corners of the world.
"The TSHA members told the @TexasObserver that after the vote, they witnessed Bryan target a #Latinx #historian, yelling, 'You've got something to say to me?' Bryan had mistaken him for another TSHA member …
"Bryan told the Observer that … 'I don't know anybody who's been more concerned about Hispanics or the Hispanic community than I have. I have a hotel in Marathon, #Texas with 75 Hispanic employees, and I can assure you that I treat them all with the utmost respect.'" https://www.texasobserver.org/those-who-dont-know-the-past/
John Wayne takes a break during the filming of ‘The Undefeated’. (1969). Wayne’s biographer Michael Munn chronicled Wayne’s drinking habits. According to Sam O’Steen’s memoir, Cut to the Chase, studio directors knew to shoot Wayne’s scenes before noon, because by afternoon he “was a mean drunk.”
#history #histodons #histodon #historian #pic #picture #pictures #pics #photo #60s #photography #Photomonday #photograph #foto #fotografie #fotograf #Movies #movie #film #films #cinema #cinemastodon #Moviestill #western
The oldest-surviving anatomical theatre in the world, built in 1594 and located in Padua. At the center stands a table on which the dissections of human or animal bodies took place. You can still visit it today. Photo: Daily Art Magazine.
No, #bothsidesism, is the way to normalize #fascist, and maybe even ideas of #totalitarianism 4 mainstream thinking.
In 1949-1966, the great #GermanAmerican #historian #HannahArendt wrote in her book, The Origins of Totalitarianism:
“In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the #masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and that nothing was true.”
Historians.social is a server for historians and anyone interested in history:
If you have questions, ask their admin at @lizcovart
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Was honored to work with the late, great Gwendolyn Midlo Hall on this piece honoring the 150 freedom fighters who died on this day - exactly 150 years ago - in the bloody, racist #ColfaxMassacre.
If you are a #historian who is going to be in or around #Boston at any time in 23-24, consider applying to present your WIP at one of the 7! seminar series @ Mass Historical Society. Formal comment by senior scholar and great discussion! April 10 is extended deadline. #histodons
There's no feeling quite like seeing your name on the front cover of a book for the first time.
The book is released on #InternationalWomensDay (March 8). Score a free copy here:
Looks like another #TwitterMigration so it's time for another #introduction.
Mama to a TinyTyrant, married to a retired #teacher. Own a #smallbusiness that sells custom-made medical garments. Small-town Southern #Ontario life. Big #nerd energy 4 #Halloween. #BlueJays fan.
Other interests include: #medieval #history #boardgames #antiques #books #photography #movies
If you're a #historian, I want to follow you, if you're a keeper of interesting facts, I want to follow you. *waves*
Important new initiative by @AHAHistorians
Long Overdue aims to publish obituaries for historians of color whose passing the AHA did not mark.
obituaries are yet another site where people of color, white women, and other marginalized people were unwelcome in the AHA membership and the discipline.
Must have been a person of#color
Must have been a working #historian
Must have died after 1895
Did not receive an AHR or Perspectives obituary
@CriticalAI is an #InterDisciplinary initiative at #Rutgers which is taking a critical perspective to all things #AI. I've been to several of their seminars featuring folks like @emilymbender and @vukosi and they're fantastic!
That's all for tonight, don't forget to post your own connection lists so we can connect the Fediverse! ❤️
wælmist [ ᚹᚫᛚᛗᛁᛋᛏ]: A mist that covers the bodies of the slain.
wæl: the slain, the dead, a number of slain, generally of death in battle.
The wælmist rises off the slain in a way that leaves the mortal heart arching with loss and fear -- the wælbrecða (or heart of sorrow for the slain).
They say, that after the battle between #Arwald (the last #pagan king in Britain) and #Cædwalla, Cædwalla's troops move their camp into the woodland of the #IsleOfWight at the sight of the wælmist lest the #Death (Hel) mistook them or one of her own.
LIVE outtake of "The Wall Song" with Jerry and Phil Lesh recorded at Wally Heider's SF studio. These were the PERRO sessions.
This is BETTER than the studio version. Like a vintage bottle of wine, esoteric book, or rare concert only you and a few others know about, it's a thrill. Can you see why I became a #Historian?
🏳️🌈 #QUEER HISTORY:
⏲️ Use of the word "queer" has evolved over time.
"It is notable that almost all of the words that #LGBTIQA+ people use to describe ourselves today have been reclaimed from homophobic or transphobic origins."
A cultural #historian explains 👇
I have been meaning to write an introduction for a while now, but life has kept me too busy. Here goes ...
I grew up as an artist in a family of artists, with my favorite form being fiber arts. As a young adult, I became a writer, then a historian through my work at a museum. I am now a legal technologist. Each of my interests informs the others, as it should for us complex human beings.
To be continued ...
Corrected repost: Rachel Maddow is one of those "must" listens and you can get her new podcast free and ethically at this link. Her Jan 10th comments include reflections on the horrorshow flooding in California, the shootings on New Mexico Democratic politician buildings and the failed loser coup attempt in #Brazil
I picked up several #FoundPhotographs in an antique shop in Jim Thorpe, PA, several years back with the idea of making up stories to go with them. Which thing I certainly could do. But as an amateur #historian, as a #FamilyHistory researcher, I can't help but wonder at the real stories in these pictures.
Wonder if any #FashionHistory buffs could help date this by styles?
She is the author of
Assata Taught Me: State Violence, Racial Capitalism, and the Movement for Black Lives
Living for the City Migration, Education, and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland
She is also the New Brunswick Chapter President of Rutgers AAUP AFT
Morning Gang, how are we? Today I’m being interviewed on a #pagan podcast to talk about #Jutish and #AngloSaxon #NewYear celebrations. So if hearing about the old British / Germanic gods and practices is your bag then this might be right up your street.
I am going to tackle it from a half #historian and half #storyteller perspective. There will be a bit for everyone. Bit of fact, bit of speculation, a bit of storytelling, a bit of #magic and a bit of #OldEnglish
Let’s make this Wōdnesdæg (#Wednesday ) a bit of fun.
Drawing of the lover god and goddess Helið in the early #medieval style, by me.
This blew my mind: In 1614, the #Indigenous #Nahua noble and #historian Chimalpahin Messenger with Shield, documented (in Nahuatl!) the arrival of the Japanese embassy in Mexico on their way to Spain.
Chimalpahin writes out the dates using the Mexica calendar as well, staring with 1-Tochtli (1-Rabbit) and goes into great detail about how the Japanese dressed and acted. Amazing.
If you read Spanish, Miguel León-Portilla translated the diaries. You can find them here, with ample background: https://sci-hub.se/10.2307/40312014
17 December 1943 | A Polish woman, Łucja Charewiczowa (b. 1897, no. 64373), perished in Auschwitz.
She was a historian of Lwów (Lviv) & researcher on the history of women.
During world war 2 she moved to Warsaw. In July 1943, for the resistance activity & participation in underground education, the Germans incarcerated her in Pawiak prison & later deported to Auschwitz, where she died of typhus.
Hello, everyone! I am new to Mastodon, am returning after my server’s data wipeout, and would like to do an #introduction.
I am a #historian of global #migration, specializing in the #MiddleEast, #Caucasus, and the #Balkans. My forthcoming book examines the resettlement of up to a million Muslim #refugees from #Russia in the #Ottoman Empire. I am broadly interested in histories of displacement, especially in the #Muslim world, and the making of national and international refugee regimes. #histodon
I am an Assistant Professor of Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara, where I deputy-direct the Center for Middle East Studies.
I am looking forward to gradually making home on this platform and to learning about everyone’s work.
I do not understand the Mastadoon yet, but I'm here, and it seems like folks are doing #introductions? I'm a #historian of modern #southasia working at the intersections of #labourhistory #historyofscience and #islamicstudies .
My book project is study of Muslim artisan communities in late nineteenth and early twentieth century north #India, focused on #artisan assertions of religious traditions for their trades and technologies in the context of colonial capitalism.
I hold a #PhD in history from #IndianaUniversity, am currently a #postdoc at #Princeton Society of Fellows, and from Jan. 2023 will be a Lecturer in South Asian History at #Brunel University in #London.
Please tell me if I'm doing this wrong 🤔
This frieze from Fulton County, Georgia shows "Medicine's battle with Death." Note the rod with two snakes. Many mistake it for the Rod of Asclepius (the traditional symbol of healing). However, this is the Caduceus, symbol of commerce. A common error in the USA.
I'm writing a book about a haunted library, and I have a question on how historians would react if, say, the library of Alexandria was suddenly uncovered. How would you deal with, and more importantly, how would you scale a research project of that nature? How would you protect against people who have an interest in preserving world history as we know it, rather than expanding it with new evidentiary support?
Greetings, #Histodons, friends, & sundry.
Reintroducing myself b/c #newhere
I am a cultural historian of modern Europe (C 18-20) at Hampshire College: #Revolutionary era, #BookHistory, #German #literature, World Wars, #Nazism, #antisemitism, material culture, US #historic #preservation. Also teach summer field courses in #Czech Republic & #Poland
New server, new #introduction
My 1st book drew from US, Indian, and Philippine sources to tell a transpacific history of how the US repealed Asian exclusion laws amid postwar movements for Black civil rights & Asian decolonization.
I'm currently writing a book on how the 1965 Immigration Act & the Christian Right converged to transform race and #evangelical politics in the US.
Hi all, am looking for an early modern (broadly defined c.1400-1800) historian or art historian working on music and/or sound and religion in Ireland or continental Europe (and based in the UK or Europe). Would love your suggestions of great scholars working in this area whose research I might not be aware of!
Here goes testing out the rules at my 'instance.' I am a #historian of #sexuality and #pornography. I write books with pictures of #naked people in them. I also study the ways #censorship challenges and resists operative power structures. I am curious whether any of these words triggers a content warning . . .
A fantastically mischievous skull stares out from the hoop of this gold mourning ring. The enamelled skull has a rather large eye sockets and an impressive row of teeth too. Inscribed for C.A. who died 13 Dec 1708 aged 67 (British Museum) #MementoMori #skull #introduction #history #histodons #historian #jewellery #art #18thcentury #WeirdHistory
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.
Hello new followers! A quick #introduction
I'm a historian of the long #18thcentury, currently writing a book exploring the #FrenchRevolution through the eyes of three women. My last was about the scandalous c18th #Byron dynasty (a prequel to that dastardly poet)
Ok, since I need a zirk.us #introduction
My day job is as a software #developer: c# and SQL are my languages.
Obligatory #introduction post!