EventsOfTheDay Bot , to histodons
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Events for 02/17 from Wikipedia:

• 1980: First winter ascent of Mount Everest by Krzysztof Wielicki and Leszek Cichy. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Everest
• Birth (1925) of Hal Holbrook, American actor and director (d. 2021) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal_Holbrook
• Death (2012) of Robert Carr, English engineer and politician, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1916) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Carr
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CultureDesk , to histodons
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Original Tiffany lamps, with their dazzling insect and floral motifs, often fetch tens to hundreds of thousands at auction, and appear in the permanent collections of prestigious museums everywhere. But without one visionary artist, Clara Driscoll, and a group of overlooked artisans known as the Tiffany girls, these iconic Art Nouveau creations would never have existed. Smithsonian Magazine pays tribute to the female designers who remade the Tiffany brand.

https://flip.it/DFIczI

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Rbratspies , to histodons
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Such a pleasure co-writing this blog post with CUNY Law 3L Jaclyn Spencer. Daylighting is an important , , and story. Yet another example of how writing enriched my scholarship. The City University of New York has wonderful students! @history @histodons

https://happyeconews.com/daylighting-tibbetts-brook/

TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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CLOD PATE. A dull, heavy booby.

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

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SallyStrange , to bookstodon
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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

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https://bookwyrm.social/user/SallyStrange/review/3867979/s/i-learned-so-much

JubalBarca , to medievodons
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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.

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LenaOetzel , to historikerinnen German
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Have you ever wondered how were educated and learned their skills? treatises were one way, the other was usually learning by doing.

https://hcommons.social/@emdiplomacy/111918114744400022

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LenaOetzel , to historikerinnen German
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Have you seen the @emdiplomacy , aka the big pink book, in the wild? Then why not make us happy and post a picture with ?!

https://hcommons.social/@emdiplomacy/111901685698326237

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TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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DADDY. Father. Old daddy; a familiar address to an old man. To beat daddy mammy; the first rudiments of drum beating, being the elements of the roll.

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

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    Events for 02/16 from Wikipedia:

    • 1983: The Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria and South Australia kill 75. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ash_Wednesday_bushfires
    • Birth (1543) of Kanō Eitoku, Japanese painter and educator (d. 1590) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan%C5%8D_Eitoku
    • Death (1390) of Rupert I, Elector Palatine (b. 1309) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rupert_I,_Elector_Palatine
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    serdargunes , to random German
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    Science Fiction, Utopia, Futurism, Fantasy

    Tweets, Texts, books, debates sources...

    serdargunes OP ,
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    Parallel worlds

    Can the multiverse explain the course of history?

    If human history turns on the tilt of the multiverse, can we still trust our ideas of achievement, progress and morality?

    by Andrew Crumey

    https://aeon.co/essays/can-the-multiverse-explain-the-course-of-history

    bibliolater , to anthropology
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    "The results allow us to reconstruct the seasonal strategies employed by neolithic groups that occupied Campo de Hockey and to establish whether this island site was occupied all year round or seasonally."

    García-Escárzaga, A., Cantillo-Duarte, J.J., Milano, S. et al. Marine resource exploitation and human settlement patterns during the Neolithic in SW Europe: stable oxygen isotope analyses (δ18O) on Phorcus lineatus (da Costa, 1778) from Campo de Hockey (San Fernando, Cádiz, Spain). Archaeol Anthropol Sci 16, 38 (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-024-01939-0 @science @archaeodons @anthropology

    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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    MATRIMONIAL PEACE-MAKER. The sugar-stick, or arbor vitae.

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

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    Barros_heritage , to histodon
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    "The conservation and restoration of negative heritage", an article that Ruth Taberner and I have published, about the problem of preserving (or not) the most contested heritage (in Spanish).

    It is often asked to what extent it makes sense to restore a legacy that is extremely negative and harmful to a significant part of society and that has no other significant values that would provide an incentive for its restoration. In some cases many pieces have been destroyed as Nazi and communist sculptures. In Spain a project was presented to melt down the equestrian sculpture of Franco that was originally in the Plaza de España in Ferrol (La Coruña).

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    https://ge-iic.com/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/1232/1149

    TheVulgarTongue Bot , to histodons
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    FOGRAM. An old fogram; a fusty old fellow.

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

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    knavalesi , to histodons
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    Dumbarton Oaks public lecture tomorrow (Thursday): "India on the Red Sea: The Early Byzantine Awareness of East Africa and South Arabia," by Ben Garstad

    Free. 6-7 PM ET on Zoom

    Ben is an erudite scholar and an animated speaker -this is sure to be an interesting (and timely) lecture!

    Register: https://www.doaks.org/events/byzantine-studies/public-lectures/india-on-the-red-sea-the-early-byzantine-awareness-of-east-africa-and-south-arabia

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    kris_inwood , to demography
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    Simon Chapple argues persuasively that the current wisdom of a 100K Māori population c1770 is too low. Pre-contact population >200K is a distinct possibility implying a more catastrophic pop decline in NZ's colonial era. New in Asia-Pacific Economic History Review.
    https://doi.org/10.1111/aehr.12281
    @economics @demography @socialscience @sociology @politicalscience @geography @anthropology @econhist @devecon @archaeodons @epiverse a.gup.pe

    EventsOfTheDay Bot , to histodons
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    Events for 02/15 from Wikipedia:

    • 1942: World War II: Fall of Singapore. Following an assault by Japanese forces, the British General Arthur Percival surrenders. About 80,000 Indian, United Kingdom and Australian soldiers become prisoners of war, the largest surrender of British-led military personnel in history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
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    estelle , to random
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    Here is an overview of how British rich nobility weaponised "race" to deport people in servitude.

    Let's start with a landmark book:

    estelle OP ,
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    “The term 'Caucasian' as a designation for white people originates in concepts of beauty related to the white slave trade from eastern Europe, and whiteness remains embedded in visions of beauty found in art history and popular culture.”
    ― Nell Irvin Painter, in "The History of White People"; W. W. Norton (2010); ISBN 978-0-393-07949-4; a 'New York Times' bestseller

    estelle OP ,
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    "The still current term connects directly to collective degradation, in the form of the gendered, eastern slave trade, via the network of learned societies that so deeply influenced the in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries."

    … wrote Nell Irvin Painter about Johann Friedrich , in a conference at on "Slavery and the Construction of ", 2003: https://glc.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/events/race/Painter.pdf

    estelle OP ,
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    “It is still assumed, wrongly, that slavery anywhere in the world must rest on a foundation of racial difference. Time and again, the better classes have concluded that those people deserve their lot; it must be something within them that puts them at the bottom. In modern times, we recognize this kind of reasoning as it relates to black race, but in other times the same logic was applied to people who were white, especially when they were impoverished immigrants seeking work.”
    ― Nell Irvin Painter, in "The History of White People"; W. W. Norton (2010); ISBN 978-0-393-07949-4; a 'New York Times' bestseller

    estelle OP ,
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    “It is difficult to picture the rich, hard-nosed advisors of James I being overly concerned about the rights of vagabonds and felons. But this was a period that was especially suspicious of arbitrary acts by the Crown against individuals. There was no law enabling the crown to exile anyone, including the baser convict, into forced labour. According to legal scholars, the Magna Carta itself protected even them. The Privy Councillors therefore dressed up what was to befall the convicts and presented the decree authorising their transportation as an act of royal mercy. The convicts were to be reprieved from death in exchange for accepting transportation. (71)”
    ― Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, "White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America" (2007)

    @history @histodons 🧶

    estelle OP ,
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    “It is difficult to picture the rich, hard-nosed advisors of James I being overly concerned about the rights of vagabonds and felons. But this was a period that was especially suspicious of arbitrary acts by the Crown against individuals. There was no law enabling the crown to exile anyone, including the baser convict, into forced labour. According to legal scholars, the Magna Carta itself protected even them. The Privy Councillors therefore dressed up what was to befall the convicts and presented the decree authorising their transportation as an act of royal mercy. The convicts were to be reprieved from death in exchange for accepting transportation.” (p. 71)
    ― Don Jordan and Michael Walsh, "White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America" (2007)

    @history @histodons
    (to be continued) 🧶

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