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  1. A Dollop of History

    A blog about medieval food, with recipes to bring the past to life! Fourteenth-century mushroom pasties anyone?

    Food
  2. Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information

    It’s been a big week for the English heritage site Stonehenge — with the origin of the mysterious stones finally being discovered. Read all about it, and more, on a site dedicated to this ancient stone circle.

    History
  3. Hong Kong Free Press

    This free, independent, non-profit newspaper is an indispensable source for news and unfiltered journalism from and about Hong Kong (and its surrounding region).

    Culture
  4. The Appeal

    The Appeal is a journalism project that focuses on some of the most urgent social issues in America, from criminal-justice reform to public health and voting rights.

    Commentary
  5. Age of Revolutions

    For those who find it helpful to look at history to better understand current events, Age of Revolutions is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on episodes of political unrest and social upheaval.

    Current Events
    Image via Wikimedia COmmons, by Dguendel - Own work, CC BY 4.0, Link
  6. VAN Magazine

    Named after Ludwig van Beethoven, VAN is an online classical music magazine, reporting with passion and deep knowledge on a vibrant global scene.

    Culture
  7. Land Lines Project

    Land Lines was a research project that explored British nature writing from the late eighteenth century to the present. Check out their prolific blog, which continues to celebrate nature and nature writing in England.

    Animals
  8. Not Every Pandemic Is the Black Death

    Dr. Eleanor Janega, a Medievalist, dives deep into the history of pandemics and dispels common mistakes about one of the most notorious (and deadly) ones — the 14th-century Black Death.

    Current Events
  9. Syria, Nine Grueling Years

    John Wreford remembers the Syrian war which started nine years ago. “I left everything. I gave the keys to the house I had bought to a displaced family and crossed the border into Lebanon and then onto Turkey to start again.”

    History
    Syrian refugee boy Atmeh Camp, Idlib Syria. Photo by John Wreford.
  10. The Unknown Virus: A Personal Story

    Larry Cuban shares a relevant personal story on getting polio in 1944: “Now as an old man, the fear I have of the coronavirus striking my family, friends, and the nation must be close to what my parents must have felt when I got polio three-quarters of a century ago.”

    Current Events
  11. What Does It Mean to Stand Up

    Tara Williamson reflects on the lives of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie and on how Canada’s systemic dehumanization of Indigenous people led to their needless deaths.

    Commentary
    Jade Tootoosis (Photo credit: Edmonton Journal)
  12. Black History Month: Who Has Influenced and Inspired You?

    For Black History Month, Automatticians honor the people who’ve made a difference in their lives.

    Culture
  13. Designmuseum Danmark

    Opened to the public in 1895, Designmuseum Danmark showcases the quality of and raises consumer awareness of Danish industrial design.

    Art
  14. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

    Commentary
  15. Society and Space

    Scholars from the U.S. and Canada collaborate on a peer-reviewed journal and this companion website examining the social struggles over access to and control of space, place, territory, region, and resources.

    Academia