Little Known Black History Fact (No. 55)
afro-art-chick: Dr. Barbara Ross-Lee was the first African-American woman to be appointed dean of a United States medical school. Her identity is associated with a famous family name, as she is the sister of music legend Diana Ross.
Women are supposed to be very calm generally; but women feel just as men feel;...– Charlotte Bronte (via philosophicalpoetry)
so long as it's words:... →
solongasitswords: It means ‘opposition to the disestablishment of the Church of England’ but it’s far more commonly used as an example of a long word than for its actual meaning. It’s also more affix than word. The following is a break-down of how it’s made. ANTI-DIS-ESTABLISH-MENT-ARIAN-ISM The relationship… Thanks for writing about my suggested word! :)
15 Things You Didn't Know About Space →
teakayb: O.k, so you probably know most of them because you read about them here, right? But this is such a great infographic (noticed and nabbed from Geeks are Sexy) I just had to post it here. Click …
List of Common Misconceptions from Wikipedia →
This is a list of current, widely held, fallacious ideas and beliefs about notable topics which have been reported by reliable sources from around the world. Each has been discussed in published literature, as has its topic area (such as glass, and the misconception that glass is viscous) and the facts concerning it. My history teachers at school have a lot to answer for.
History is very much ‘99 per cent women being subjugated, disenfranchised and...– How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran (via petitefeministe)
We need to reclaim the word ‘feminism’. We need the word ‘feminism’ back real...– How To Be a Woman, Caitlin Moran (via petitefeministe)
Library Closures - A View from Caitlin Moran →
Caitlin_Moran (author of the funny, touching and pretty sensible adult book, How To Be a Woman, whose column is the reason I buy The Times on a Saturday) used her weekly column in yesterday’s The Times Magazine, to condemn library closures. More proof about why Caitlin Moran is awesome. But, seriously, a good article on the effect of library closures.
eBook Treasures →
Imagine… Curling up on the sofa with one of Jane Austen’s hand-written manuscripts Marvelling at the very first atlas of Europe Reading Benjamin Franklin’s letters in his own hand Or leafing through Leonardo da Vinci’s papers wherever you happen to be Now for the first time, you can. This is the most convincing argument I have ever read to get an iPad. Although it is a real shame...
Conservation of K843 and K682 - The Staffordshire... →
This is a really fascinating blog post about conserving two items from the Staffordshire Hoard. Even if I am really jealous of the Conservation Intern that wrote it.
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This is an extract from something I wrote quite a long time ago about the 7/7 London bombings, but I think it can apply to what is happening at the moment too and expresses how I feel about senseless violence/destruction. Humankind has the capacity to build, to create things of beauty, whether they be great pieces of engineering, or great works of art, born out of the best kind of human...
Charles Dickens bicentenary: Call for online... →
For 20 years, a tuppenny weekly magazine run and edited by Charles Dickens was eagerly awaited by a readership who, each Wednesday, were given not only colourful reportage of the events of the day but also drip-fed instalments of what later became the writer’s most famous books. … Volunteers have been invited to help bring all 1,101 editions into the digital age, making them...
Open University Podcasts →
More podcasts, this time from the Open University. I am addicted to podcasts. What a great way to learn!
Astley Book Farm →
We hold around 75,000 books of which about 15,000 are available to buy online via secure payment. The range includes antiquarian rare and out-of-print books, a huge range of fiction, comprehensive non-fiction sections, Children’s Hayloft and the Ten Bob Barn. We add new books to the shelves and the online shop daily. I love this place. It...
Museum Collections Centre Open Day - Birmingham →
Location: Museum Collections Centre 21st August 2011 - 21st August 2011 The Staffordshire Hoard comes to the Collection Centre Open Day! There will also be Anglo-Saxon warriors, birds of prey, and more! 10.30am - 5pm Admission is free.
Bletchley Park restoration project backed by... →
Google has sent its Street View camera off-road to collect images of the historic codebreaking site Bletchley Park, as part of a campaign to restore C block, home to the master index of intercepted German messages.
The words Master or Mister and Mistress have often confused editors and...– Mary Beth Norton in Founding Mothers & Fathers: Gender Power and the Forming of American Society. While a woman’s marital status was important in the 17th century, class was more important. Only high-status/elite women would have been referred to as Mistress or Mrs. You see that carried on into...
The Curious Case of Twitter →
solongasitswords: [I’d love to just post an excerpt of this but this is all too good and I can’t pick just one bit, so please go to the source to show your appreciation!] ========== “Like a lot of people, I’m interested in Twitter because it gives me short, timely updates from my friends, from celebrities like the Rock, and from organisations like Opta Sports (although they seem to rather like...
History Pin →
Explore a map of historical photos. Type in your postcode and find historical photos of where you live!
On History by Kari Sperring →
Excellent blog post on what history is for…
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the...– Mary Ann Radmacher