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Humanities 4 US. HarvardMapCollection_Overview_20131209.pdf. Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University. Moving Historical Geodata to the Web The New York Public LibrarySupported by the Alfred P.

Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University

Sloan FoundationNovember 5-7, 2014 [meeting notes by Lex Berman] PDF: agenda participants Hosted by Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian for NYPL, this meeting built upon the successful digitization of the NYPL map collection and established common ground with other similar institutional projects. The meeting also connected experts from across the U.S. and Europe who are currently working on the same types of historical geographic information in digital form.

First Person Accounts of the World. Got Medieval — A[n intermittently updated] tonic for the slipshod use of medieval European history in the media and pop culture. And Epicurean Philosophy. Homepage.

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Cultural References. Do You Remember » Yesterday, back by popular demand. Twist and shout! Long Time Gone. Once Upon A Time. Long Ago. Home. Wiggleback - History Of This Day. This Day in History — — What Happened Today in History. It Happened Today – June 16. Born this day: Tupac Shakur Stan Laurel.

It Happened Today – June 16

Freebase History Search. World, 500-1000 A.D. The People History from 1800 to Present day News, Prices, Popular Culture and More. News and Events Year by Year: 1900-2013. Calendar Dates. Dr. Hartnell's Education Revolution - Home. The Authentic History Center. World History : HyperHistory. BBC History - BBC History. Time Trips KS2 History Workshops. Old Pictures. Historypin. These 15 Rare Historical Photos Will Make You Yearn For The Days Of Yore.

Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past.

These 15 Rare Historical Photos Will Make You Yearn For The Days Of Yore

20 Rare Historical Photos (history, rare, photos, war, past. See the past from a different viewpoint in these 20 lesser-known photos of historic events.

20 Rare Historical Photos (history, rare, photos, war, past

In 1972, as part of the Apollo 16 mission to the moon, astronaut Charles Duke embarked on a mission to the explore the moon's surface in a lunar roving vehicle. While there, he shot a picture of a photo of himself, his wife, and his two sons which was enclosed in plastic on the moon's surface, where it remains to this day. This is The Statue of Liberty under construction in Paris in 1884. Drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his son stand in front of The White House in the early 1980s. In 1947, 23-year-old Evelyn McHale jumped from the observation deck of the Empire State Building onto a limousine which was parked below. 31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps. They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change.

31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever. A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal.

30 Of The Most Powerful Images Ever

The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence. [Read more...] We should warn our readers that some of these pictures may upset them, while others may fill them with joy. 40 Must-See Photos From The Past. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911.

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. [Read more...] These photographs all tell stories about the historical figures or events that they represent. Once taken simply to document their present, they now help us witness the past. Home Page. Biography Base Home. Sacred Texts Timeline.

Sacred-textsSacred Time Origins of World Religions This is a timeline which gives the history of sacred texts, as well as a few other relevant events.

Sacred Texts Timeline

Of course, not all of the dates in this timeline are accurate; some are entirely conjectural. I have included a few dates, events and documents which are or may be entirely fictional. Links on this page are to resources at this site, not to external sites. National Philanthropic Trust. Quaker sufferings records: an “embarras de richesse” Readers of early Quaker literature cannot fail to be aware of the history of religious persecution of the Quakers in the seventeenth century.

Quaker sufferings records: an “embarras de richesse”

Although the Act of Toleration of 1689 marked the end of its most extreme forms, Quakers continued to be subject to confiscation of goods, fines and imprisonment for refusing to pay church tithes or take oaths, and to be excluded from public office. Friends assiduously recorded these “sufferings” at a local and national level from early on. These accounts were both a record of conformity to Quaker public testimonies, and grist to the mill of an energetic campaign for legislative change. Medieval History: Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, and Medieval Society. The Elizabeth Files. Welcome Visitors - Aux Mailles Godefroy. Food Timeline: food history research service. Exploring the fascinating history of food. Bulgur Wheat - a 4,000-year old process.

Bulgur Wheat … a 4,000-year old process Making wheat into bulgur is an ancient process that originated in the Mediterranean region and has been an integral part of Middle Eastern cuisine for thousands of years.

Bulgur Wheat - a 4,000-year old process

It may, in fact, be man's first "processed food. " In approximately 2,800 B.C., the Chinese emperor Shen Nung declared it one of five sacred crops along with rice, millet, barley and soybeans. Histoire. LORE. Rhapsodos. Live Long and Prosper. Societal Gumbo. World One People Too. Seven Generations. Symbolica. Reference. Research Nodes. Calendrica. Tyme. Modern Culture. One World.