CitizenWald , to histodons avatar

Pleased to say I will on Monday be teaching @MagdaTeter chapter on the and (sadly!) contemporary persistence of the ritual murder myth from our new Routledge History of , in which she distills she essence of her masterful and justifiably acclaimed definitive book on the subject.

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  • MagdaTeter , avatar

    @CitizenWald @histodons
    That's very generous!

    paninid , to histodons avatar

    The colony of South Carolina was the most radical one south of Virginia.

    They’ve always been radical.

    Nothing much has changed.

    Yesterday’s is the of today.


    paninid OP , avatar
    claralistensprechen3rd , avatar

    @paninid Then I remain in the dark as to the nature of your subsequent comment because there's no way I can answer for Runyan and whatever it may have been that he called you, a thing I still see missing from your citation.

    bibliolater , to histodon avatar

    If you are interested in as your account name suggests I would recommend you follow these two groups: @histodon and @histodons. They are 'chocka' full of related to . @historytothepeople

    historytothepeople , avatar

    @bibliolater @histodon @histodons @historytothepeople Thank you!! I will give them a follow :)

    SallyStrange , to histodons avatar

    I've been yelling from the rooftops, READ EDWARD E. BAPTIST! Specifically his book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism". And of course many people don't have the time or interest for a history book, no matter how compelling. Well, good news! Vox has an interview with Dr. Baptist, about the book, which gives a good overview of his themes and arguments. READ IT!!

    "Of the many myths told about American slavery, one of the biggest is that it was an archaic practice that only enriched a small number of men.

    The argument has often been used to diminish the scale of slavery, reducing it to a crime committed by a few Southern planters, one that did not touch the rest of the United States. Slavery, the argument goes, was an inefficient system, and the labor of the enslaved was considered less productive than that of a free worker being paid a wage. The use of enslaved labor has been presented as premodern, a practice that had no ties to the capitalism that allowed America to become — and remain — a leading global economy.

    But as with so many stories about slavery, this is untrue. Slavery, particularly the cotton slavery that existed from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the Civil War, was a thoroughly modern business, one that was continuously changing to maximize profits."


    laurac , avatar

    @SallyStrange @histodons True. It really opened my eyes. Also may have been one of the first books I read to use enslaved/enslaver instead of slave/master and that was eye-opening as well.

    SoftwareTheron ,

    @SallyStrange @histodons
    Another one for the (huge) "stuff to be read" pile. Thanks :)

    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons avatar

    BROTHER OF THE BLADE. A soldier BUSKIN. A player. BUNG. A brewer QUILL. An author. STRING. A fiddler. WHIP. A coachman.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)


    TheVulgarTongue OP Bot , avatar

    I don't know what happened with this one, my database is obviously messed up. But hey, I'll leave it, it has its own mad appeal the way it is.

    Sheril , to random avatar

    Born in 1906, computer scientist Grace Hopper invented the first compiler for computer programming language & was among the first programmers of the Harvard Mk1 computer.

    Hopper popularized the idea of machine-independent programming languages & paved the way to develop COBOL (an early high-level programming language). She originated the term "bug" to describe computer glitches & became a celebrated Rear Admiral in the US Navy.

    DavidNielsen , avatar

    @Sheril @lisamelton out of respect for this absolute legend, I shall nobly resist the urge to make any rear admiral jokes.

    There should be statues of Grace Hopper in every major city, her life should be the subject of textbooks and movies. She was a total bad ass, perhaps one of the most important people to ever live.

    emdiplomacy , to historikerinnen avatar
    emdiplomacy OP , avatar

    @historikerinnen @histodons @earlymodern

    By choosing different genres written in different languages from the 16th and 17th centuries Bach provides a great insight in the ways was talked about and why. (6/6)

    arockenberger , avatar

    @emdiplomacy @historikerinnen @histodons @earlymodern Finally ordered for library and soon to be read for the project, a hans-on guide on how to navigate and master social situations, especially on the diplomatic scene!

    appassionato , to palestine avatar

    The Hundred Years' War on Palestine
    A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance, 1917-2017 by Rashid Khalidi

    A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history.


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    KarunaX , avatar

    @Kirilov @ymishory @appassionato @bookstodon @palestine Ilan Pappe's writing is certainly in the same ballpark. Perhaps you haven't bothered reading his work? But back to the main point - the title of Khalid's book reflects the very real history of Palestine. You may not like that, but that is fact.

    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons avatar

    DILBERRIES. Small pieces of excrement adhering to the hairs near the fundament.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)


    james_p_mcclure , avatar

    @TheVulgarTongue @histodons

    a.k.a. dingleberries. The vulgar tongue endures

    appassionato , to bookstodon avatar

    Hidden Links: How Random Historical Events Shaped Our World by Zac Sangeeth & Sangeeth Varghese

    Unravelling thread by thread, this book investigates the disproportional effect of historically unconnected and random events like climate changes, imperial pursuits, pandemics, and nomadic migrations on our modern lives in the most unbelievable ways.


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  • megatronicthronbanks , avatar

    @BackFromTheDud @appassionato @bookstodon It took forever but I finally tracked down a copy of The Real Thing too. Might have been YouTube!

    megatronicthronbanks , avatar
    bibliolater , to histodon avatar

    "In contrast, Locke lived at a time when it was still possible for a well-educated man to master many branches of knowledge. The polymath was still a reality: John Locke, though primarily a philosopher, was a qualified doctor, and wrote on theology, political theory, and education. His herbarium (a collection of 3,000 flowers) preserved between sheets of his pupils' exercises, and now housed in the Bodleian Library at Oxford) is possibly the oldest surviving collection of English wild flowers."

    Jeffreys M V. John Locke. Br Med J 1974; 4 :34 doi: @earlymodern @histodon @histodons @philosophy

    attribution: Rijksmuseum, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons. Page URL:,_RP-P-OB-51.033.jpg

    ChemicalEyeGuy , avatar

    @bibliolater @earlymodern @histodon @histodons @philosophy There are polymaths still. Exemplars such as have been separated from the rabble of humanity by time. You will find living ‘diamonds in the rough’ if you travel, explore and engage!!

    csaetre , avatar

    Ideas. In particular, inalienable natural rights.

    @MylesRyden @earlymodern @histodon @histodons @philosophy

    emdiplomacy , to historikerinnen avatar

    In representatives of republics were still the odd one out compared to monarchies causing all kinds of potential problems, as this examples shows.

    @historikerinnen @histodons @earlymodern

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    JubalBarca , to medievodons avatar

    OK, awkward open discussion time. Post-doc people in academia, how much do people tend to publish per year? I'm in a sort of post-PhD floating state at the moment, working half-time mostly on tech stuff for other people's projects that doesn't lead to papers, and I just don't feel I have good guide-rails for how much to pack in and poke myself to try and get written over the coming months.

    @histodons @medievodons

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    @JubalBarca @histodons @medievodons
    But, of course, this is not a general rule.
    Last year I produced more and I already have two accepted papers for this year and one accepted abstract.

    PMKeeling , avatar

    @JubalBarca @histodons @medievodons

    Have you considered writing for money instead?

    History magazines and the like do pay, and usually ask for only a couple of thousand words per article, which is more manageable to do alongside a job. Doesn't look bad on your CV, either.

    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons avatar

    CLOD PATE. A dull, heavy booby.

    A selection from Francis Grose’s “Dictionary Of The Vulgar Tongue” (1785)


    anubis2814 , avatar

    @TheVulgarTongue No boobies are dull, though some are heavy

    SallyStrange , to bookstodon avatar

    5 stars from me for "The Man Without A Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin" by Masha Gessen:

    As an American, this was a fascinating and educational read. It fills in the blanks left by our myopic media and provides context to events that were quite mysterious and unexpected at the time that I was living through them.

    To have finished the book, which closes describing scenes in Moscow in December 2011, when Alexei Navalny was leading hopeful protests against the Putin regime, on the same day that the news of Navalny's death in prison reached me, seems cruel, but entirely fitting. In these passages, Gessen notes that Putin and his allies were slow to recognize the danger they were in, and predicted that when they did, they would lash out violently, like a cornered animal. Perhaps with a terrorist attack, like the ones the KGB engineered against the Russian people in 1999 - 2000, when Putin was first running for president. But no. Putin started a war.

    Follow my bookwyrm account for all my reviews: @SallyStrange


    tomminieminen , avatar

    @SallyStrange @SallyStrange @bookstodon It’s kinda strange. Putin seems never to have a truly high-level spook, only the common or garden variety one. He knows all the nasty tricks Russian spy agencies are capable of, but has never acquired the understanding of when to not use them. The Soviet KGB was much more sly in its operations; Putin just seems to stumble along.

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