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Economist. THE Chinese Communist Party likes to describe threats to its grip on power in barely comprehensible terms.


Over the past three decades, it has struggled against the menace of “bourgeois liberalisation” (leaving many wondering whether there is an acceptable proletarian kind) and fought against “peaceful evolution” (exceedingly dangerous, for some reason, unlike “reform and opening up”). Now Xi Jinping, China’s president, is waging war against “historical nihilism”, a peril as arcane-sounding as it is, to his mind, grave. As a state news agency recently warned, there is a “seething undercurrent” of it in China. The Mystery at the Heart of Great Photographs.

Photo “There is nothing as mysterious as a fact clearly described.”

The Mystery at the Heart of Great Photographs

The fact that versions of this observation have been attributed to two very different street photographers, Garry Winogrand and Lisette Model, underlines its wisdom and its mystery. It helps explain why attempts to stage photographs — to create fictions — only rarely work as powerfully as the kind of quotations from reality that we get in documentary photographs.

Earth - Why ancient myths about volcanoes are often true. Story has it that many hundreds of years ago, Tanovo, chief of the Fijian island Ono, was very partial to a late afternoon stroll.

Earth - Why ancient myths about volcanoes are often true

Each day he would walk along the beach, watch the sun go down and undoubtedly contemplate this paradise on Earth. The Movie "Gladiator" In Historical Perspective. 10 Historically Inaccurate Movies. No on­e really complains when Disney waters down the grisly Grimm fairy tales with family-friendly overtones.

10 Historically Inaccurate Movies

But although Disney has a reputation for putting its own spin on those tales, the company fueled the ire of critics when it rewrote history. This happened in 1995, when Disney released its own version of the Pocahontas story. Historiography: TOK in History. Transform your history classroom.

Historiography: TOK in History

ActiveHistory provides entertaining, educational award-winning interactive simulations, decision-making games, self-marking quizzes, high-quality worksheets and detailed lesson plans for teachers and students. Useful Links Testimonials from subscribers The following materials have been designed to help deliver Theory of Knowledge (TOK) in History at IB (International Baccalaureate) Level to my students at the International School of Toulouse.

Digital-dark-age-could-leave-historians-with-no-records-of-the-21st-century-10043516. Technology could mean that our lives are lost to history, according to experts.


As the way that we store information about ourselves develops, memories stored in files that use older technology are becoming harder to access, Dr Vinton "Vint" Cerf, vice president of Google, has warned. That could mean that historians of the future are unable to learn about our lives, Cerf said. He compared the potential loss to the dark ages — the time after the Romans, about which little is known because there are few written records.

20 Fotos históricas en blanco y negro restauradas en color. Los miembros de un grupo en reddit, llamado ColorizedHistory, comparten su pasión por la historia y se dedican a recoger fotografías históricas a blanco y negro, para darles darles vida a través del color y mostrarnos cómo se verían estas imágenes si fueran captadas en nuestra época.

20 Fotos históricas en blanco y negro restauradas en color

Aunque esta técnica de colorización quizá pueda parecer simple para muchos, es maravilloso ver cómo estos artistas digitales se unen para interpretar cada una de estas imágenes históricas en blanco y negro, que a veces olvidamos de que la vida en ese entonces también se vivió en los mismos colores vivos que nos rodean hoy en día. Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history. The Power of Memory in the Civil-Rights Movement. ASPEN, Colo.

The Power of Memory in the Civil-Rights Movement

—What makes John Lewis such an important link to the crucial period of the civil-rights period isn’t just that he was there. It’s that he can conjure dates, faces, and details from those experiences with such impressive command. The longtime Georgia Democratic member of Congress demonstrated a little of that Wednesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is hosted by The Atlantic and the Aspen Institute. He spoke about the powerful feeling he got the first time he met Martin Luther King, when Lewis was still a teenager: “To be in his presence, to be able to talk with him, just made me feel stronger and more daring.” He remembered exactly what was said in the moments before Alabama State Troopers attacked the peaceful marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma: Hosea Williams asked Officer John Cloud for a moment to pray, but the mass of troopers attacked instead.

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons. (NOTE: Sometimes the embed function from Authorstream doesn’t work very well.

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons

If that’s the case, you can see the student examples of PowerPoint presentations at the Authorstream site by just clicking on the student’s name below the slides). I’m a longtime fan of “alternate history,” and last year was thrilled to read about how some teachers applied that concept in their classes. This is how Carla Federman (who borrowed the idea from Diana Laufenberg) introduced her lesson to students: You are to identify one specific point in American history for which you are interested in changing the outcome. Wow! History's most iconic photos in colour.