History Filter
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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)
  8. 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
  9. Designmuseum Danmark

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

    Art
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  13. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  14. Blogs from the Natural History Museum

    In this blog, curators, researchers, librarians, staff, and volunteers from the Natural History Museum in London offer a behind-the-scenes look at what they do to inspire a love of the natural world.

    Academia
  15. Tavola Mediterranea

    Have you ever wanted to eat like an Etrurian? Bake like a Babylonian? 2019 Saveur Blog Award nominee Tavola Mediterranea is the “home of edible archaeology and ancient Roman recipes online.”

    Cooking