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Game of thrones parallels in history: compare the Wall separating Westeros from Wildling country, and Hadrian’s Wall separating the tamed Roman parts of Britannia from the wild Scottish lowlands and highlands. feed your GoT obsession with our discussions of some of the Game of Thrones parallels in history!

Game of thrones parallels in history: compare the Wall separating Westeros from Wildling country, and Hadrian’s Wall separating the tamed Roman parts of Britannia from the wild Scottish lowlands and highlands. feed your GoT obsession with our discussions of some of the Game of Thrones parallels in history!

Historians compare the military fortifications of two cities: the fictional King’s Landing and the historical European city of Constantinople. We’re resurrecting that epic battle scene of Season Two – the Battle of Blackwater Bay – to talk about the cutting edge defense tactics Tyrion employed, and similar tactics employed by the protectors of Byzantine Constantinople for almost 700 years. Feed your GoT obsession with our discussion of King’s Landing, Constantinople, and some epic battles.

Historians compare the military fortifications of two cities: the fictional King’s Landing and the historical European city of Constantinople. We’re resurrecting that epic battle scene of Season Two – the Battle of Blackwater Bay – to talk about the cutting edge defense tactics Tyrion employed, and similar tactics employed by the protectors of Byzantine Constantinople for almost 700 years. Feed your GoT obsession with our discussion of King’s Landing, Constantinople, and some epic battles.

The history of family limitation in all of its iterations across time and space – from various contraceptives invented by the ancient Egyptians to the many herbal remedies employed by midwives and women generally to “restore the menses” to a broader discussion of when and where states have attempted to control the reproductive feature of women’s bodies.

The history of family limitation in all of its iterations across time and space – from various contraceptives invented by the ancient Egyptians to the many herbal remedies employed by midwives and women generally to “restore the menses” to a broader discussion of when and where states have attempted to control the reproductive feature of women’s bodies.

Fun fact: the Polynesian Cultural Center is owned and operated by the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. The LDS sent missionaries to the Pacific Islands, but other than that, they don’t have any particular claim over Polynesian culture. So what's up? Discussion about LDS growth in the Pacific Islands, and the fine line between educational tourism and exploitative mass culture. A history podcast. Click through to listen now.

Fun fact: the Polynesian Cultural Center is owned and operated by the Church of the Latter-Day Saints. The LDS sent missionaries to the Pacific Islands, but other than that, they don’t have any particular claim over Polynesian culture. So what's up? Discussion about LDS growth in the Pacific Islands, and the fine line between educational tourism and exploitative mass culture. A history podcast. Click through to listen now.

Join the History Buffs for Part I of a special three part series exploring America’s Second Great Awakening. In this episode Sarah, Marissa and Katie introduce the Second Great Awakening, and talk about some of the major movements of the period, including Joseph Smith and the Mormons.Chances are, if you were an American with radical religious ideas, you came from Vermont, and you moved to the “Burned Over District” of New York. history, historical, AP History, religion

Join the History Buffs for Part I of a special three part series exploring America’s Second Great Awakening. In this episode Sarah, Marissa and Katie introduce the Second Great Awakening, and talk about some of the major movements of the period, including Joseph Smith and the Mormons.Chances are, if you were an American with radical religious ideas, you came from Vermont, and you moved to the “Burned Over District” of New York. history, historical, AP History, religion

America prides itself on being a country of immigrants – after all, everyone in the United States is the descendant of an immigrant, whether forced and free, unless they are Native American. Americans believe that we offer a place of welcome so much that we emblazoned it onto the Statues of Liberty with those famous lines about the poor, tired, and huddled masses. But like most things in history, the real story is a lot more complicated. The history of those who were turned away at the…

America prides itself on being a country of immigrants – after all, everyone in the United States is the descendant of an immigrant, whether forced and free, unless they are Native American. Americans believe that we offer a place of welcome so much that we emblazoned it onto the Statues of Liberty with those famous lines about the poor, tired, and huddled masses. But like most things in history, the real story is a lot more complicated. The history of those who were turned away at the…

Does your city have a big, sprawling cemetery – maybe one with ornate Victorian monuments and statuary? If it does, it was likely built during the rural cemetery movement of the early to mid nineteenth century, an effort to move places of burial away from the center of villages and to the park-like settings on the outskirts. What spurred this move? Join Elizabeth and Sarah as they talk grave iconography, disease epidemics, the commodification of death, and ‘rural’ cemeteries. 19th 20th…

Does your city have a big, sprawling cemetery – maybe one with ornate Victorian monuments and statuary? If it does, it was likely built during the rural cemetery movement of the early to mid nineteenth century, an effort to move places of burial away from the center of villages and to the park-like settings on the outskirts. What spurred this move? Join Elizabeth and Sarah as they talk grave iconography, disease epidemics, the commodification of death, and ‘rural’ cemeteries. 19th 20th…

What does the 19th century idea of Manifest Destiny and the current immigration debate have in common? Find out on the History Buffs podcast. Mexican immigration, Mexican-American War, Texas, Southwest, Mexico, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, President Polk

What does the 19th century idea of Manifest Destiny and the current immigration debate have in common? Find out on the History Buffs podcast. Mexican immigration, Mexican-American War, Texas, Southwest, Mexico, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, President Polk

During construction work on a portion of campus, workers came across some human bones. UB archeologists estimate that something like 2000 may remain beneath the soil. It turns out that this part of the campus once housed the Erie County Poorhouse.These bodies belonged to inmates of the poorhouse, who had died while living in this institution for impoverished members of the Buffalo area. What were poorhouses like? History of poor relief in the United States and Great Britain 18-20th…

During construction work on a portion of campus, workers came across some human bones. UB archeologists estimate that something like 2000 may remain beneath the soil. It turns out that this part of the campus once housed the Erie County Poorhouse.These bodies belonged to inmates of the poorhouse, who had died while living in this institution for impoverished members of the Buffalo area. What were poorhouses like? History of poor relief in the United States and Great Britain 18-20th…

We think we know the story of the end of slavery in the United States: Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery with a stroke of his pen. But the reality wasn’t quite so sunny. From the moment the Union Army entered slaveholding territories, enslaved people “voted with their feet,” and fled to the perceived safety of the Union army. These men, women and children came to be known as “contraband,” and the army’s treatment of them reveals a more realistic story of emancipation. African-American…

We think we know the story of the end of slavery in the United States: Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery with a stroke of his pen. But the reality wasn’t quite so sunny. From the moment the Union Army entered slaveholding territories, enslaved people “voted with their feet,” and fled to the perceived safety of the Union army. These men, women and children came to be known as “contraband,” and the army’s treatment of them reveals a more realistic story of emancipation. African-American…

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