“Knowledge and human power are synonymous, since the ignorance of the cause frustrates the effect.”-Francis Bacon, Novum Organum, Aphorism III.
As we’d promised at the end of our earlier post in the series, we’ll be “walking” around the Islamic part of Alhambra’s palatial complex, which is located in Granda, Spain. Having started as a small fortress that dates back to the times when southern Spain was part of the Roman Empire, Alhambra (arabic for “red … Continue reading “History Weekend Walks: Alhambra, Granada, Spain”
Our team is semi-back, everyone! Given that both of us were busy with university related tasks and general holiday preparations we’ve been updating at a much slower pace than in the previous months. However, now we’re are slightly more free and we’ll be updating once every two days. We will be unpacking some emails that … Continue reading “An announcement 12/12/2020”
On this chilly Sunday day a little figurine on a bookshelf looked at us. We looked back at the figurine. And we thought- we should really talk about how various objects can be useful for historians to understand past societies as well as some modern issues. In this post of Historians In Conversations we’ll be … Continue reading “Historians In Conversation: Historical Objects or a Mini-Pushkin Case-study”
Lockdowns are frustrating. Especially in the autumn/winter season because festive spirit isn’t quite there yet and the weather is, quite frankly, bad. In fact, Lockdowns are a constantly ongoing greyish mess. To dilute your Lockdown blues, we’re introducing a series of posts that will be produced on weekly basis, ‘Historical Weekend Walks’. In these posts … Continue reading “Historical Weekend Walks: Alcázar of Seville (al-Qasr al-Muriq), Seville, Spain”
On the morning of 9th April, 1476 an anonymous note appeared on the square near the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy. It read: ‘I notify you, Signori Officiali, concerning a true thing, namely that Jacopo Saltarelli… [who] dresses in black and is about 17 years old… has been a party to many wretched affairs and consents … Continue reading “LGBTQ+ Histories: Italy in the Renaissance”
Sometimes when times are especially tough poetry becomes a somewhat of a morale booster and means of escaping the reality for a brief moment. So in the light of this idea, we’d decided to discuss the life and works of Emily Dickinson, a famous American woman- poet who had lived in the 19th century. Think … Continue reading “Women in History: Emily Dickinson”
In our previous post we’d mentioned what Historiography is and tried to outline various Historiographical schools of it that were popular from the Ancient Classical period to the first half of the 20th century. In this post we’re focusing on more current developments in Historiography and what such developments may mean for future historians. Think … Continue reading “Historians In Conversation: Historiography (2/2)”
Given that our project is based on educating and sparking curiosity about history we decided to address a gap that exists between the academic study of history and its study at either schools or colleges here in the UK. Our new series, Historians In Conversation, will have its own separate section on the website and … Continue reading “Historians In Conversation: Historiography (1/2)”
Education as a socio-cultural entity is constantly developing. Such changes are most prominently seen in the various debates and alterations that occur to the syllabuses and teaching approaches. However, have you ever wondered how and why education developed to where it is today? We’ve decided to dedicate this post to a prominent late ancient theologian … Continue reading “St Augustine of Hippo and Education”
We’re sure that you’re aware of a fact that certain actions have certain consequences. You stole the last piece of the Red Velvet cake and now your sibling is upset. Or you had an argument with someone and now they’re not particularly keen on talking to you. Or you wrote a subversive piece of literature … Continue reading “Representation of the Caucasus in Russian Romantic Literature”
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