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Garibaldi and South America

The Italian patriot's style of leadership – and his famous red shirts – were a legacy of his South American experience and proved an inspiration to …

South America

Europhobia: a very British problem | Geoffrey Wheatcroft

This week’s vote is about more than whether Britain stays in the EU. Behind the present turmoil lurks a desperate need to find our national identity<p>‘I could not consent to the introduction into our national life of a device so alien to all our traditions as the referendum,” Clement Attlee said, …

Elections

PM May tells Juncker Britain needs time to prepare for Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain hopes to hold positive talks with the European Union over its divorce from the bloc but needs time to prepare, new Prime Minister Theresa May told EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Thursday, her spokeswoman said.<p>Britain's Prime Minister, Theresa May, and …

UK to 'skirt recession' as house prices drop and joblessness climbs

Theresa May's rapid rise to prime minister will help the UK economy to skirt a recession following the Brexit vote, even as growth slows to the weakest pace since the financial crisis.<p>The EY ITEM Club said the political stability brought by Ms May and a new cabinet would boost confidence, though it …

Hammond to fight EU's $1 trillion power grab

New Chancellor Philip Hammond has branded EU efforts to poach a vital $1 trillion market from the UK as “disgraceful,” The Sunday Telegraph can reveal, setting the scene for an almighty row between the Treasury and Brussels.<p>Mr Hammond was appointed to head the Treasury this week, putting him in …

Boris Johnson, David Davis and Liam Fox as the Three Brexiteers? Dream on | Marina Hyde

Extracting ourselves from the European Union could take up to six years, and the trio in charge are a joke<p>Another week in Brexit, another seven days in which the tickers along the bottom of the news channel screens may as well have been changed to a continuous loop of the inquiry: WHAT JUST …

Hitler’s world may not be so far away | Timothy Snyder

Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?<p><b>It was 20 years after I chose to become a historian</b> that I first saw a photograph of …

Why we need literature to remember the first world war

It all started with a gun, and a dose of ill-fortune; with the murder of a moustachioed Austrian and a slab of militarism, the world had made of itself a glorious war. Just like that. Leaving a puckered scar on the surface of humanity, so that the rest of time might point and stare.<p>My education on …

The war against humanities at Britain's universities

Higher education is stuffed with overpaid administrators squeezing every ounce of efficiency out of lecturers and focusing on the ‘profitable’ areas of science, technology, engineering and maths. Are the humanities at risk of being wiped out?<p>A war is being waged within the cloistered world of …

Britons still live in Anglo-Saxon tribal kingdoms, Oxford University finds

Britons are still living in the same 'tribes' that they did in the 7th Century, Oxford University has found after an astonishing study into our genetic make-up.<p>Archaeologists and geneticists were amazed to find that genetically similar individuals inhabit the same areas they did following the …

The first world war centenary should be about shared understanding, not political point-scoring

Boris Johnson calls for Tristram Hunt's resignation, Hunt finds Michael Gove's views shocking, Gove slams leftwing historians who produce history to "belittle Britain and its leaders". What next? Duels at dawn as the combatants hurl history books at each other and demolish each others' myths? Who …

Cauliflower Buffalo 'Wings' Will Wow Your Party Guests (VIDEO)

Appetizers are the backbone of a great get-together, but it's often far too easy to fall back on tried-and-true recipes to feed your friends. Even your most casual party can really "wow" your guests -- all it requires is a fresh twist on a familiar favorite, like the buffalo chicken wing.<p>Instead of …

Unmoralische Kriegsführung

Frankfurter Zeitung 02.09.1914 Unmoralische Kriegsführung<p>Inhumane Kriegsführung, Nichtachtung fremder Rechte und die Verletzung völkerrechtlicher …

Deutsche Schuld, deutsche Demütigung

Auf dem Weg nach Versailles: Jörg Friedrich dürfte der letzte Historiker sein, der noch nach Herzenslust aufrechnet. In seinem Epos "14/18" …

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Mogadishu, Somalia Pre Civil War - 1960s

Mogadishu, Somalia Pre Civil War - 1960s

The Danish King crosses the former border between Germany and Denmark after the reunification of Northern Slesvig with Denmark, 1920…

This year is the 150th anniversary of the Second Schleswig War in which Denmark lost the duchy of Slesvig-Holsten to Prussia. The Northern part of Slesvig was mainly populated with Danes, who had to endure 56 years of German rule. They were also conscripted to the German army in WW1, where about 5,000 Danes died. In 1920 a referendum returned the majority Danish areas to Denmark.<p>For all you British people, who have enjoyed Danish TV-series so much, a new Danish TV-series about the war of 1864 …

Der Reichskanzler war kein verantwortungsloser Hasardeur

Julikrise 1914 Der Reichskanzler war kein verantwortungsloser Hasardeur<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 09.07.2014-17:07<p>Ein innerer Kampf: Die Notizen seines …

Are 90% of academic papers really never cited? Reviewing the literature on academic citations.

<i>It is widely accepted that academic papers are rarely cited or even read. But what kind of data lies behind these assertions?</i> <b>Dahlia Remler</b> <i>takes a</i> …

Bosnia and WW1: The living legacy of Gavrilo Princip

<b>Tourists, historians and diplomats have been arriving in Sarajevo to commemorate the shots fired by a young Bosnian Serb assassin on 28 June 1914 - shots that sparked World War One. But the city and country are uneasy in the historical spotlight, as the tensions behind those events are still alive</b> …

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Flanderns Felder des Todes

Im Stellungskrieg auf den Schlachtfeldern rund um Ypern starben Hunderttausende Soldaten nicht nur durch Artilleriefeuer. Sie erstickten dort auch an …

„Serbien muss sterbien“ – die serbische Sicht auf den Ersten Weltkrieg | ARD Wien / Südosteuropa

Serbien hadert mit seiner Rolle im Ersten Weltkrieg. Jahrezehntelang galten das deutsche Kaiserreich und die Habsburger Monarchie als diejenigen, die …

New mapping of Tyneside WW1 victims reveals its impact

A community project in Tynemouth has been mapping dates and addresses of all those who fell in the borough during WW1.<p>Once on a timeline the map reveals how individual campaigns and events were felt back home. Each yellow dot on the map represents a widow, orphans or grieving parents.<p>The Tynemouth …

What career can I do with an arts or humanities degree? – live chat

If you are an undergraduate finishing university this summer, your thoughts are probably turning to securing a job. We've looked at whether getting a 2:2 will hinder your chances of finding your first role, but what about your degree subject?<p>HESA's Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education …

The first world war in German art: Otto Dix's first-hand visions of horror

In 1924 the German artist and war veteran Otto Dix looked back at the first world war on its 10th anniversary, just as we are doing on its 100th. What did he see? Today there is a fashion, in Britain, to celebrate the heroism of our grandfathers and their hard-won victory of 1914-1918. It's as if …

The lack of reward mechanisms for public scholarship severely limits the future of public engagement in the academy.

<i>Scholars are increasingly expected to consider the wider public in their teaching and research activities, but with little to negative promotion</i> …

Erfahren, was Krieg bedeutet

Search on for relatives of First World War soldier whose remains have been found in France

Human remains discovered buried in France are believed to be those of a Tyneside soldier who died in the Battle of the Somme.<p>Sergeant David Harkness …

RSHC New Historians' Network

Would you like to share your research with the public and be part of a unique community arts festival?<p>This is an invitation for papers as part of a …