Today I am sharing with you something I was very intrigued by and surprised to find about. I am talking about a series of earthquakes that took place in the UK and that in their own way had an incredible contribution to the world of modern science. As most of you may know, the UK … More And the Ground Shook in London – 1750 “Year of Earthquakes”
Modern fad or bloodless revolution? I look at the surprising history of vegetarianism, veganism and the compassionate diet in the West. Veganism is defined by The Vegan Society as ‘a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for … More #WhatVegansAte
The site of Cantona in the modern state of Puebla (Mexico) is one of those golden and mysterious archaeological finds that the experts are still trying to figure out. One of the main mysteries about this place is who actually occupied or originally settled in this ancient city. The experts suggest this could have been … More Cantona – Ancient Ghost Town (Updated 4/10/2018)
Pen and paper in hand my dad and I found ourselves at 11am this morning seated in the Djanogly Recital Hall awaiting the beginning of a series of short lectures that opened the very first Local History and Archaeology day. Considering this is the first of its kind in my hometown, I figured I’d share … More Review: The First Nottinghamshire Local History and Archaeology Day
Any explanation of the environmental problems of the world we live in falls short without a mention of China, be it climate change, ozone depletion or over-exploitation of natural resources. Mao Zedong’s Great Leap Forward in the 1950s was an adventurous attempt to ‘conquer’ nature through human intervention, combining the repression of fellow humans with … More Man Must Conquer Nature: Mao’s Cultural Revolution and the Environment
Sketches of the Dodo drawn from life on Mauritius for the Dutch East India Company, 1602. The famous “Gelderland” drawings are probably some of the most realistic that have survived for analysis. Picture Credit: V.O.C/Wikimedia Commons. Within modern political discourse, concern for the environment is often unthinkingly assumed to stem from the first alarming North … More A brief history of the Dodo – or, how one species came to be a Victorian environmental icon.
As you already know, our theme for the month is environmental history. This is a subject I have come across not that long ago, and I personally enjoyed it so much I proposed it for the blog! I think considering the times we are living in the environment is something to keep present in our … More Environmental Change and the Holocene: An Introduction.
As part of our Environmental History month on the blog, I am going to discuss the effects of man-made and natural disasters and the effect that these types of environments have on society. There have been many well-documented instances of both natural and man-made disasters and I intend to draw the attention to two from … More Natural and Man-Made Environmental Disasters
This month we are considering environmental history, a topic which has been defined by Google as ‘… the study of human interaction with the natural world over time.’ Environmental history is quite a new type of historiography and in case anyone is wondering what is meant by historiography, Google defines that as ‘the study of … More Chernobyl; the power of nuclear
On the 8th of November, 2012, some of the members of the W.U Hstry teams went to a session of the WSCMC: Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures. We listened and took notes from two different talks. A somehow comprehensive version of the notes that were taken will be provided in the following paragraphs. We … More Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures: Second Session Notes