Friday, January 2, 2015

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #17

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

Probably the best article I've read all year. I wrote this

2014 has been an exciting year: debate raged over where Richard III should be reinterred, scores of exhibitions opened to mark the centenary of the First World War, and history books were published by the likes of Ian Morris and Linda Colley. Here, History Extra takes a look back at the year’s history highlights…

Top 10 history quizzes of 2014 at History Extra
From citizenship tests to teacher challenges, 2014 has been packed with historical quizzes. Here, History Extra rounds up 10 of their best ones.

Earhart-Searcher Ric Gillespie Is DNews Person of the Year at Discovery
Because of his recent breakthrough and ongoing pursuit to understand the fate of the lost heroine of U.S. aviation, Discovery News is proud to announce that Gillespie has been selected as DNews Person of the Year.

Chinese Civilization's Mysterious Disappearance Solved at Discovery
An earthquake nearly 3,000 years ago may be the culprit in the mysterious disappearance of one of China's ancient civilizations, new research suggests. The massive temblor may have caused catastrophic landslides, damming up the Sanxingdui culture's main water source and diverting it to a new location.

Sir Winston Churchill's family feared he might convert to Islam at Telegraph
The discovery of a letter to Sir Winston Churchill from his future sister-in-law has thrown new light on his fascination with Islam and Muslim culture.

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